Feasting on the Word

Feasting on the Word

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With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource 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. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclaimation of the Word on any given occasion. The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And 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, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.The central poem of the book, chapter 3, is unlike the other four. ... In most acrostic poems of the Hebrew Bible, each line or stanza begins with a subsequent letter of the alphabet. ... Ps. 78:52) the sheep into darkness, where there is no light.

Title:Feasting on the Word
Author:David Lyon Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press - 2009-10-01


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