Exegetical, theological, pastoral, homiletical essays.
“When it comes to feasting on the Word, we preachers have learned that there are no better guides than Barbara Brown Taylor and David Bartlett. . . . A wonderful resource in the weekly task of serving up the Word to God’s hungry people.” —William H. Willimon, United Methodist Bishop and author
“Feasting on the Word should be a delight for all those obligated to preach Sunday after Sunday. Wonderfully organized and intelligently shaped, these reflections on Scripture are sure to be a valuable aid for those in ministry.” —Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke University Divinity School
“At last—a genuinely ‘moveable feast’ that will bring delight to the palate of preachers everywhere! . . . This hearty meal will nurture and inspire preachers to become better chefs themselves—preparing nutritious and satisfying sermons for those who come to worship, eager to be fed.” —Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Professor of Homiletics, Yale Divinity School
"One of the most wonderful surprises I have found with Feasting on the Word is how incredibly useful it is to have in my library as a general scriptural resource. It is without exception the first resource I turn to when preparing a sermon, yet it is also a wonderful tool for other uses. It combines excellent scholarly work on the texts with a very accessible human voice that inspires even deeper theological and pastoral reflections within the text." —Sharon M.K. Kugler, University Chaplain, Yale University
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With this lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints’ Day.
For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays—one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. They might focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text, or they might explore connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays for each one.
Each lectionary year will consist of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time. While the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents.
More ways into the text
Unlike commentaries that offer only one perspective on the assigned texts for the day, this series offers four distinct viewpoints on each of the four assigned texts, giving preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclamation of the Word on any given occasion.
Four unique perspectives on each text
For each lectionary text there are four brief essays from top scholars, preachers, and writers on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text.
For all preachers and teachers of the Word
With a Scripture index in each volume, the series is ideal for lectionary and nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students.
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