Hearing the Word of God: Reflections on the Sunday Readings

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The commentaries on the Lectionary readings in Hearing the Word of God are an attempt not only to hear the Word of God in Scripture but also to suggest ways that the Sunday readings might continue to nurture faith and life. Inevitably, they reflect the time in which they were first written - as a popular weekly column in America from November 2000 to Advent 2001.

Hearing the Word of God includes Scripture readings for the Sunday, followed by a reflection on the reading, and ...

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Overview

The commentaries on the Lectionary readings in Hearing the Word of God are an attempt not only to hear the Word of God in Scripture but also to suggest ways that the Sunday readings might continue to nurture faith and life. Inevitably, they reflect the time in which they were first written - as a popular weekly column in America from November 2000 to Advent 2001.

Hearing the Word of God includes Scripture readings for the Sunday, followed by a reflection on the reading, and concludes with Praying with Scripture," a series of questions and meditations to guide readers in making a personal application of the reflection.

John R. Donahue, SJ, PhD, is the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore. He is the coauthor, with Daniel Harrington, SJ, of the Sacra Pagina commentary on The Gospel of Mark,published by Liturgical Press.

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Editorial Reviews

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. . . a useful guide for liturgical committees, preachers and proclaimers, and the catholic community at large.
Catholic Studies

John Donahue's commentaries on the lectionary readings are quite simply superb. They worked very well when they first appeared in America magazine, and they deserve to be collected in book form for readers for a long time to come. The length of each reflection and of the overall book is just right. This book works for people in the pew as well as preachers and teachers looking for insightful and relevant ways of connecting the Lectionary readings with daily life.
The Catholic Journalist

More than commentary on the biblical passages, these are pastoral reflections on their way to solid homily insights. Preachers and liturgy planners will appreciate this helpful resource.
The Bible Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814627853
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Series: Helping You Spread the Word Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,360,309
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author


John Donahue, SJ, PhD, is the Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore. He is the author of Life in Abundance: Studies of John’s Gospel in Tribute to Raymond E. Brown, S.S., and Hearing the Word of God: Reflections on the Sunday Readings, Year A published by Liturgical Press
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Table of Contents

First Sunday of Advent 1
Second Sunday of Advent 4
The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7
Third Sunday of Advent 9
Fourth Sunday of Advent 11
The nativity of the Lord (Christmas) 13
The holy family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph 15
The epiphany of the Lord 17
The baptism of the Lord 19
Second Sunday in ordinary time 21
Third Sunday in ordinary time 23
Fourth Sunday in ordinary time 25
Fifth Sunday in ordinary time and Ash Wednesday 27
First Sunday of Lent 30
Second Sunday of Lent 33
Third Sunday of Lent 36
Fourth Sunday of Lent 39
Fifth Sunday of Lent 42
Palm Sunday of the Lord's passion 45
Easter Sunday : the resurrection of the Lord 48
Second Sunday of Easter 51
Third Sunday of Easter 54
Fourth Sunday of Easter 57
Fifth Sunday of Easter 59
Sixth Sunday of Easter 62
The ascension of the Lord 64
Seventh Sunday of Easter 66
Pentecost Sunday 69
The most holy trinity 72
The most holy body and blood of Christ 75
Tenth Sunday in ordinary time 78
Eleventh Sunday in ordinary time 80
Twelfth Sunday in ordinary time 82
Thirteenth Sunday in ordinary time 84
Fourteenth Sunday in ordinary time 86
Fifteenth Sunday in ordinary time 88
Sixteenth Sunday in ordinary time 90
Seventeenth Sunday in ordinary time 92
Eighteenth Sunday in ordinary time 94
Nineteenth Sunday in ordinary time 96
Twentieth Sunday in ordinary time 98
The assumption of the blessed virgin Mary 100
Twenty-first Sunday in ordinary time 102
Twenty-second Sunday in ordinary time 104
Twenty-third Sunday in ordinary time 106
Twenty-fourth Sunday in ordinary time 108
Twenty-fifth Sunday in ordinary time 111
Twenty-sixth Sunday in ordinary time 114
Twenty-seventh Sunday in ordinary time 117
Twenty-eighth Sunday in ordinary time 120
Twenty-ninth Sunday in ordinary time 123
Thirtieth Sunday in ordinary time 126
Thirty-first Sunday in ordinary time 128
All saints 131
Thirty-second Sunday in ordinary time 133
Thirty-third Sunday in ordinary time 136
The solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ the King 139
Selected annotated bibliography on the gospel of Matthew 143
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