Item description for Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year B, Vol. 2 (Feasting On The Word) by David L. Bartlett & Barbara Brown Taylor...
Overview This new lectionary commentary series offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints Day. For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text, with freedom to begin where they choose. They may decide to focus on the Gospel text, for instance, by reading all four essays provided for that text. Or they may decide to look for connections between the Hebrew Bible, Psalm, Gospel, and Epistle texts by reading the theological essays on 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 non-lectionary preachers may make use of its contents.
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.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10" Width: 7.2" Height: 1.8" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Feasting On The Word
ISBN 0664230970 ISBN13 9780664230975
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More About David L. Bartlett & Barbara Brown Taylor
David L. Bartlett is professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Before joining the staff at Columbia Theological Seminary, Bartlett was dean of academic affairs and Lantz Professor of Preaching and Communication at Yale Divinity School. An ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, USA, he served congregations in Minnesota, Illinois, and California and taught at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, before joining the faculty at Yale in 1990. Claudia A. Highbaugh is chaplain, associate director of ministerial studies, and lecturer on ministry at Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year B, Vol. 2?
A Great Primary Source for Bi-Vocational Pastors Mar 2, 2009
I am a tri-vocational, part-time local pastor in the United Methodist Church. Besides my church and my day job, I also serve as a City Councilman for my city-ward. So I keep a fairly busy schedule. I am something of a book-addict and have literally hundreds of books that I will never live long enough to read, including many commentary sets.
This is by far the best set of books that I have come across for sermon preparation. I especially like the commentaries for the homiletically and pastoral perspectives. They are so good at getting the mind working as to how to most effectively relate specifically to my parishioners the scripture text(s) I am going to use for the week. Even if I am not going to use a particular passage in any way during the week, I still like to read the commentary as there is so much to learn in these volumes.
I have followed the lectionary since beginning my church ministry two years ago, but have veered off for the season of Lent. As someone previously mentioned, there is scripture index in the back of each volume, that I have used; and as luck would have it, the text I needed yesterday for the First Sunday in Lent, was in one of the three volumes already issued. I greatly look forward to receiving each volume as they are issued. The price (especially with the this site discount) is money well spent.
Good Stuff Feb 16, 2009
Having just finished my training as a lay pastor (PCUSA), I am, for the time being, serving area churches as pulpit supply. I have found Feasting on the Word (both volumes one and two) to be invaluable in preparing a sermon. All the Revised Common Lectionary readings for each Sunday are printed and for each reading there is a theological, a pastoral, an exegetical, and a homiletical short essay --- that is 16 essays for each week --- written by experts in the field. I bought these with the future in mind and am very pleased that they include all the Sundays even the ones that aren't used this year ---- Volume One includes the 7th, 8th, and 9th Sundays in Ordinary Time. These are very helpful and I plan to purchase each volume as it becomes available.
Helpful Jan 17, 2009
As a pastor from a congregation that uses the lectionary, I find this resource very helpful. For each of the four Scripture passages assigned to each Sunday--Old Testament, Psalms, Gospels and New Testament--there are four articles--exegetical, theological, homolectical and pastoral. That makes a total of 16 different authors available as resource for each Sunday's sermon. Since purchasing this resource, I have come across new insights into familiar texts, which helps in preaching. I'm excited to use the resource more regularly. I can imagine that a few lay people might even enjoy reading some of the essays devotionally in preparation for Sunday.
Well done Oct 3, 2008
I've enjoyed what I've read so far. Good writers and a great idea of breaking up the four ways of seeing the scripture right on the same pages.