Gospel According to Luke (#03 in New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series)
Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to today's readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context....
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Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to today's readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary includes New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and Bible readers. Luke continues to challenge our lives. Focusing on Jesus and his earthly ministry among the early church, Michael F. Patella, O.S.B., opens the Gospel of Luke to the 21st-century reader. Patella presents literary, textual, and historical criticism in a readable manner to give readers a solid background for the Lukan Gospel. A brief introduction informs readers of Luke's literary technique, Luke as an evangelist, and other historical data. Chapters are "The Prologue (1:1-4)," "The Infancy Narrative (1:5-2:52)," "Preparation for the Public Ministry (3:1-4:13)," "The Ministry in Galilee (4:4-9:50)," "The Journey to Jerusalem (9:51019:27)," "The Teaching Ministry in Jerusalem (19:28-21:38)," "The Passion (22:1-23:56)," "The Resurrection (24:1-53)." Also includes questions for discussion.
How bland would be our theological picture of Jesus without the colorful contributions of Luke's Gospel such as the birth announcements of John and Jesus, the Christmas scene of swaddling clothes, manger, shepherds and angels, Jesus' beloved parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, his last words from the cross, and his resurrection appearance on the Emmaus Road. Luke's lovable Jesus is the epitome of compassion and gentleness.
Michael Patella, OSB, SSD, is a professor of New Testament at the School of Theology/Seminary of Saint John's University, Collegeville, where he also serves as seminary rector. He is the author of "The Death of Jesus: the Diabolical Force and the Ministering Angel" (Paris: Gabalda, 1999), "The Gospel according to Luke" of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series (Liturgical Press, 2005), and "The Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras, Paul, and the Gospel of Mark" (T&T Clark, 2006). He has been a frequent contributor to "The Bible Today" and also served as chair of the Committee on Illumination and