The Lectionary Commentary (Vol 3 The Gospels)
Preachers know how quickly Sundays come and go. The fast pace of church life collides with the resolve to ground sermons in careful biblical exegesis. The Lectionary Commentary will not slow the pace of the weekly calendar, but it will...
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Preachers know how quickly Sundays come and go. The fast pace of church life collides with the resolve to ground sermons in careful biblical exegesis. The Lectionary Commentary will not slow the pace of the weekly calendar, but it will help assure that sermon preparation begins with a solid engagement with Scripture.The three-volume Lectionary Commentary gathers exegetical essays on 495 biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary spanning the three-year liturgical cycle. Seventy-eight pastors, priests, and teachers from a variety of Christian traditions have contributed exegetical insights on the First, Second, and Gospel lections for the Sundays of the church year and for Christmas Day, Epiphany, and Ascension Day. Guided by the question What does the preacher need to know about this text in order to preach a faithful sermon from it?, each essay closely considers its specific biblical text and provides theological reflection, all the while remaining alert to today's context.Preachers who follow the Revised Common Lectionary will find these volumes useful. However, the commentary's unique organization makes it useful to all preachers. While the three volumes are organized according to the First, Second, and Gospel lections for each Sunday, The Lectionary Commentary lists all texts in their canonical order. This arrangement affirms the lectionary by identifying each reading according to its traditional place in the three-year cycle, but it also lends itself to other preaching patterns.However it is used -- traditionally or thematically, volume to volume or as a set -- The Lectionary Commentary will be an invaluable aid to active preachers and to students studyinghomiletics.
Professor Colin E. Gunton was a British United Reformed systematic theologian. He taught at King's College, London from 1969 until his death in 2003. His writings include The Barth Lectures, ed. Paul Brazier (T&T Clark), The Theologian As Preacher: Further Sermons from Colin E. Gunton, eds. Sarah J. Gunton and John E. Colwell (T&T Clark), Act and Being: Towards a Theology of the Divine Attributes (Eerdmans), The Christian Faith. An Introduction to Christian Doctrine (Blackwell), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Doctrine, ed. (Cambridge), and The Promise of Trinitarian Theology (T&T Clark).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Revd. Dr. Richard A. Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1993; He was originally a classicist and schoolmaster before being ordained in 1985. He has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography(1992); Four Gospels - One Jesus?(1994); Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics; Jesus: Now and Then and The Gospel of John (People's Bible Commentary). Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction are found in Faith Odyssey( 2001).
Dr Burridge is a member of the Church of England's General Synod and chaired the Education Validation Panel for ordination training and theological education from 1997-2004; he also takes study days for clergy and lay people across England. He is the chair of the Christian Evidence Society. He has acted as a writer and Consultant to the Millennium Dome at Greenwich and for the National Gallery, London and appears regularly on national TV and radio
Roger van Harn is an American Presbyterial theologian and pastor. He was editor of the Three Volume Lectionary Commentaries published by Continuum.David Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity in The University of Cambridge.