Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts, the Third Readings: The Gospels

Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts, the Third Readings: The Gospels

by Roger E. Van Harn (Editor)

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Overview

Preaching pastors, ministers, and priests know how quickly Sundays come and go. Protecting time for study and theological reflection is an art not easily mastered. The fast pace of church life collides with the need to ground sermons in careful exegesis and extensive dialogue with biblical texts. 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.

This superb three-volume work offers exegetical essays on the biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, Years A, B, and C. All the Sundays of the three-year cycle are included, as well as the texts for Christmas Day, Epiphany, and Ascension Day. This volume, The Third Readings: The Gospels, provides exegetical commentary on the lectionary readings for the witnesses to Jesus Christ written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Also unique to this volume is an excellent essay by C. Clifton Black on Augustinian preaching and the nurture of Christians.

The authors of The Lectionary Commentary are an ecumenical mix of respected pastors, priests, ministers, and teachers for whom exegesis for preaching is a vocational and personal interest. Some are preachers who value exegesis; others are exegetes who value preaching. All value the Revised Common Lectionary as a guide for good preaching. Designed to answer 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 the contemporary context in which the sermon will be spoken and heard.

These are not books of sermons. They leave homiletical work to the preacher, who is called to contextualize the gospel from biblical texts. Rather, these essays are meant to serve as exegetical "jump starts," giving preachers a firm place to stand in the text while at the same time stimulating the concerns they bring to sermon preparation. The result is an invaluable resource intended to aid in the difficult task of facilitating an engagement between Holy Scripture and our modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802847539
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 655
Product dimensions: 6.56(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexviii
Matthew 1:18-25 - Year A Fourth Sunday of Advent1
Matthew 2:1-12 - Years A, B, C Epiphany of the Lord5
Matthew 2:13-23 - Year A First Sunday after Christmas8
Matthew 3:1-12 - Year A Second Sunday of Advent12
Matthew 3:13-17 - Year A First Sunday after the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord)16
Matthew 4:1-11 - Year A First Sunday in Lent19
Matthew 4:12-23 - Year A Third Sunday after the Epiphany23
Matthew 5:1-12 - Year A Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany26
Matthew 5:13-20 - Year A Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany30
Matthew 5:21-37 - Year A Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany33
Matthew 5:38-48 - Year A Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany37
Matthew 6:24-34 - Year A Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany41
Matthew 7:21-29 - Year A Second Sunday after Pentecost45
Matthew 7:21-29 - Year A Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany45
Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 - Year A Third Sunday after Pentecost48
Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23) - Year A Fourth Sunday after Pentecost52
Matthew 10:24-39 - Year A Fifth Sunday after Pentecost56
Matthew 10:40-42 - Year A Sixth Sunday after Pentecost60
Matthew 11:2-11 - Year A Third Sunday of Advent64
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 - Year A Seventh Sunday after Pentecost68
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 - Year A Eighth Sunday after Pentecost72
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 - Year A Ninth Sunday after Pentecost75
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 - Year A Tenth Sunday after Pentecost79
Matthew 14:13-21 - Year A Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost82
Matthew 14:22-33 - Year A Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost86
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 - Year A Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost91
Matthew 16:13-20 - Year A Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost94
Matthew 16:21-28 - Year A Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost98
Matthew 17:1-9 - Year A Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Transfiguration)101
Matthew 18:15-20 - Year A Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost105
Matthew 18:21-35 - Year A Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost108
Matthew 20:1-16 - Year A Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost112
Matthew 21:1-11 - Year A Palm/Passion Sunday115
Matthew 21:23-32 - Year A Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost118
Matthew 21:33-46 - Year A Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost122
Matthew 22:1-14 - Year A Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost126
Matthew 22:15-22 - Year A Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost129
Matthew 22:34-46 - Year A Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost133
Matthew 23:1-12 - Year A Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost136
Matthew 24:36-44 - Year A First Sunday of Advent140
Matthew 25:1-13 - Year A Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost144
Matthew 25:14-30 - Year A Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost147
Matthew 25:31-46 - Year A Christ the King150
Matthew 28:1-10 - Year A The Resurrection of the Lord154
Matthew 28:16-20 - Year A Trinity Sunday158
Mark 1:1-8 - Year B Second Sunday of Advent162
Mark 1:4-11 - Year B First Sunday after the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord)165
Mark 1:9-15 - Year B First Sunday in Lent168
Mark 1:14-20 - Year B Third Sunday after the Epiphany172
Mark 1:21-28 - Year B Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany175
Mark 1:29-39 - Year B Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany178
Mark 1:40-45 - Year B Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany182
Mark 2:1-12 - Year B Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany185
Mark 2:13-22 - Year B Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany189
Mark 2:23-3:6 - Year B Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany193
Mark 2:23-3:6 - Year B Second Sunday after Pentecost193
Mark 3:20-35 - Year B Third Sunday after Pentecost199
Mark 4:26-34 - Year B Fourth Sunday after Pentecost202
Mark 4:35-41 - Year B Fifth Sunday after Pentecost206
Mark 5:21-43 - Year B Sixth Sunday after Pentecost209
Mark 6:1-13 - Year B Seventh Sunday after Pentecost213
Mark 6:14-29 - Year B Eighth Sunday after Pentecost216
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 - Year B Ninth Sunday after Pentecost220
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 - Year B Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost223
Mark 7:24-37 - Year B Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost227
Mark 8:27-38 - Year B Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost230
Mark 8:31-38 - Year B Second Sunday in Lent237
Mark 9:2-9 - Year B Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Transfiguration)240
Mark 9:30-37 - Year B Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost243
Mark 9:38-50 - Year B Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost247
Mark 10:2-16 - Year B Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost250
Mark 10:17-31 - Year B Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost254
Mark 10:35-45 - Year B Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost258
Mark 10:46-52 - Year B Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost262
Mark 11:1-11 - Year B Palm/Passion Sunday265
Mark 12:28-34 - Year B Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost269
Mark 12:38-44 - Year B Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost272
Mark 13:1-8 - Year B Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost276
Mark 13:24-37 - Year B First Sunday of Advent279
Mark 16:1-8 - Year B Resurrection of the Lord282
Luke 1:26-38 - Year B Fourth Sunday of Advent286
Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) - Year C Fourth Sunday of Advent290
Luke 2:1-14, (15-20) - Years A, B, C Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)294
Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20 - Years A, B, C Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)297
Luke 2:22-40 - Year B First Sunday after Christmas301
Luke 2:41-52 - Year C First Sunday after Christmas305
Luke 3:1-6 - Year C Second Sunday of Advent308
Luke 3:7-18 - Year C Third Sunday of Advent312
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 - Year C First Sunday after the Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord)315
Luke 4:1-13 - Year C First Sunday in Lent318
Luke 4:14-21 - Year C Third Sunday after the Epiphany322
Luke 4:21-30 - Year C Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany325
Luke 5:1-11 - Year C Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany328
Luke 6:17-26 - Year C Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany331
Luke 6:27-38 - Year C Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany336
Luke 6:39-49 - Year C Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany340
Luke 7:1-10 - Year C Second Sunday after Pentecost344
Luke 7:1-10 - Year C Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany344
Luke 7:11-17 - Year C Third Sunday after Pentecost348
Luke 7:36-8:3 - Year C Fourth Sunday after Pentecost351
Luke 8:26-39 - Year C Fifth Sunday after Pentecost354
Luke 9:28-36, (37-43) - Year C Last Sunday after the Epiphany (Transfiguration)358
Luke 9:51-62 - Year C Sixth Sunday after Pentecost361
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 - Year C Seventh Sunday after Pentecost365
Luke 10:25-37 - Year C Eighth Sunday after Pentecost368
Luke 10:38-42 - Year C Ninth Sunday after Pentecost372
Luke 11:1-13 - Year C Tenth Sunday after Pentecost376
Luke 12:13-21 - Year C Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost380
Luke 12:32-40 - Year C Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost383
Luke 12:49-56 - Year C Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost386
Luke 13:1-9 - Year C Third Sunday in Lent390
Luke 13:10-17 - Year C Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost393
Luke 13:31-35 - Year C Second Sunday in Lent397
Luke 14:1, 7-14 - Year C Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost400
Luke 14: 25-33 - Year C Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost403
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 - Year C Fourth Sunday in Lent407
Luke 15:1-10 - Year C Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost411
Luke 16:1-13 - Year C Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost415
Luke 16:19-31 - Year C Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost418
Luke 17:5-10 - Year C Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost422
Luke 17:11-19 - Year C Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost425
Luke 18:1-8 - Year C Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost429
Luke 18:9-14 - Year C Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost432
Luke 19:1-10 - Year C Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost436
Luke 19:28-40 - Year C Palm/Passion Sunday440
Luke 20:27-38 - Year C Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost443
Luke 21:5-19 - Year C Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost447
Luke 21:25-36 - Year C First Sunday of Advent451
Luke 23:33-43 - Year C Christ the King455
Luke 24:1-12 - Year C Resurrection of the Lord459
Luke 24:13-35 - Year A Third Sunday of Easter462
Luke 24:36b-48 - Year B Third Sunday of Easter465
Luke 24:44-53 - Years A, B, C Ascension of the Lord468
John 1:(1-9), 10-18 - Years A, B, C Second Sunday after Christmas472
John 1:1-14 - Years A, B, C Nativity of the Lord (Christmas Day)476
John 1:6-8, 19-28 - Year B Third Sunday of Advent479
John 1:29-42 - Year A Second Sunday after the Epiphany482
John 1:43-51 - Year B Second Sunday after the Epiphany485
John 2:1-11 - Year C Second Sunday after the Epiphany489
John 2:13-22 - Year B Third Sunday in Lent492
John 3:1-17 - Year A Second Sunday in Lent495
John 3:1-17 - Year B Trinity Sunday495
John 3:14-21 - Year B Fourth Sunday in Lent498
John 4:5-42 - Year A Third Sunday in Lent501
John 6:1-21 - Year B Tenth Sunday after Pentecost505
John 6:24-35 - Year B Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost509
John 6:35, 41-51 - Year B Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost512
John 6:51-58 - Year B Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost515
John 6:56-69 - Year B Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost518
John 9:1-41 - Year A Fourth Sunday in Lent521
John 10:1-10 - Year A Fourth Sunday of Easter524
John 10:11-18 - Year B Fourth Sunday of Easter527
John 10:22-30 - Year C Fourth Sunday of Easter530
John 11:1-45 - Year A Fifth Sunday in Lent533
John 12:1-8 - Year C Fifth Sunday in Lent537
John 12:20-33 - Year B Fifth Sunday in Lent540
John 13:31-35 - Year C Fifth Sunday of Easter544
John 14:1-14 - Year A Fifth Sunday of Easter547
John 14:8-17, (25-27) - Year C Day of Pentecost552
John 14:15-21 - Year A Sixth Sunday of Easter555
John 14:23-29 - Year C Sixth Sunday of Easter559
John 15:1-8 - Year B Fifth Sunday of Easter562
John 15:9-17 - Year B Sixth Sunday of Easter566
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 - Year B Day of Pentecost569
John 16:12-15 - Year C Trinity Sunday573
John 17:1-11 - Year A Seventh Sunday of Easter575
John 17:6-19 - Year B Seventh Sunday of Easter578
John 17:20-26 - Year C Seventh Sunday of Easter582
John 18:33-37 - Year B Christ the King585
John 20:1-18 - Years A, B, C Resurrection of the Lord588
John 20:19-23 - Year A Day of Pentecost592
John 20:19-31 - Years A, B, C Second Sunday of Easter595
John 21:1-19 - Year C Third Sunday of Easter599
Augustinian Preaching and the Nurture of Christians603
Contributors615
Index of Authors619
Index of Readings for Years A, B, and C622

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