Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible Series)
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About "Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary On The Bible Series)"
:This commentary brings the stimulating insights of world-renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas to the first Gospel. This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible.
Meet the Author
Stanley Hauerwas (Ph.D.,Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He is the author of many books, including Performing the Faith, The Peaceable Kingdom; With the Grain of the Universe; A Better Hope; Christian Existence Today.
His book, A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas recently authored Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible), and The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God, (Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).
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If you've never read any of Stanley Hauerwas, this may be the book to commence with. His approach to this commentary is not to read verse by verse, but rather to take the key points of the text and comment on them in relation to what Hauerwas sees as Matthew's larger purpose. His commentary is hard-hitting at times, but is a valuable reminder of what it means to be the church of Jesus Christ. His long commentary on the Sermon on the Mount is the best I've read in any commentary. There is much in this for the contemporary church, especially the mega-churches to read and digest. Hauerwas is noted for his strong commitment to a pacifist, non-violent position for Christian behaviour. Matthew's gospel is an ideal text for him to ground this position in a strong scriptural base. Not everyone will agree with his conclusions, but they are worth reading, whether we agree or not.