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Matthew: A Commentary: The Churchbook, Matthew 13-28 (Matthew a Commentary) [Paperback]

By Frederick Dale Bruner (Author)
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Recognized as a masterly commentary when it first appeared, Frederick Dale Bruner's study of Matthew is now available as a greatly revised and expanded two-volume work - the result of seven years of careful refinement, enrichment, and updating. Through this commentary, crafted especially for teachers, pastors, and Bible students, Bruner aims "to help God's people love what Matthew's Gospel says." Bruner's work is at once broadly historical and deeply theological. It is historical in drawing extensively on great church teachers through the centuries and on the classical Christian creeds and confessions. It is theological in that it unpacks the doctrines in each passage, chapter, and section of the Gospel. Consciously attempting to bridge past and present, Bruner asks both what Matthew's Gospel said to its first hearers and what it says to readers today. As a result, his commentary is profoundly relevant to contemporary congregations and to those who guide them. Bruner's commentary is replete with lively, verse-by-verse discussion of Matthew's text. While each chapter expounds a specific topic or doctrine, the book's format consists of a vivid, original translation of the text followed by faithful exegesis and critical analysis, a survey of historical commentary on the text, and current applications of the text or theme under study. In this revision Bruner continues to draw on the best in modern scholarship - including recent work by W. D. Davies and Dale C. Allison Jr., by Ulrich Luz, and by many others - adding new voices to the reading of Matthew. At the same time he cites the classic commentaries of Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Bengel, and the rest, who, like Bruner himself, were not simply doctrinal teachers but also careful exegetes of Scripture. Such breadth and depth of learning assure that Bruner's Matthew will remain, as a reviewer for Interpretation wrote, "the most dog-eared commentary on the shelf." Volume 2 of Bruner's commentary is called The Churchbook because Bruner sees Matthew 13-28 as concerned primarily with the life of the church and discipleship. Continuing his Volume 1 Christbook exposition, Bruner shows here how the focus of Matthew shifts, from Jesus teaching about who he is to teaching mainly about what his church is. Bruner's Churchbook commentary divides the second half of Matthew according to its major ecclesiological themes: the church's faith (chapters 13-17), the church's love (18-20), the church's histor

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Recognized as a masterly commentary when it first appeared, Frederick Dale Bruner??'s study of Matthew is now available as a greatly revised and expanded two-volume work ? the result of seven years of careful refinement, enrichment, and updating.

Through this commentary, crafted especially for teachers, pastors, and Bible students, Bruner aims ???to help God??'s people love what Matthew??'s Gospel says.??? Bruner??'s work is at once broadly historical and deeply theological. It is historical in drawing extensively on great church teachers through the centuries and on the classical Christian creeds and confessions. It is theological in that it unpacks the doctrines in each passage, chapter, and section of the Gospel. Consciously attempting to bridge past and present, Bruner asks both what Matthew??'s Gospel said to its first hearers and what it says to readers today. As a result, his commentary is profoundly relevant to contemporary congregations and to those who guide them.

Bruner??'s commentary is replete with lively, verse-by-verse discussion of Matthew??'s text. While each chapter expounds a specific topic or doctrine, the book??'s format consists of a vivid, original translation of the text followed by faithful exegesis and critical analysis, a survey of historical commentary on the text, and current applications of the text or theme under study. In this revision Bruner continues to draw on the best in modern scholarship ? including recent work by W. D. Davies and Dale C. Allison Jr., by Ulrich Luz, and by many others ? adding new voices to the reading of Matthew. At the same time he cites theclassic commentaries of Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Bengel, and the rest, who, like Bruner himself, were not simply doctrinal teachers but also careful exegetes of Scripture. Such breadth and depth of learning assure that Bruner??'s Matthew will remain, as a reviewer for Interpretation wrote, ???the most dog-eared commentary on the shelf.???

Volume 2 of Bruner??'s commentary is called The Churchbook because Bruner sees Matthew 13?28 as concerned primarily with the life of the church and discipleship. Continuing his Volume 1 Christbook exposition, Bruner shows here how the focus of Matthew shifts, from Jesus teaching about who he is to teaching mainly about what his church is . Bruner??'s Churchbook commentary divides the second half of Matthew according to its major ecclesiological themes: the church??'s faith (chapters 13?17), the church??'s love (18?20), the church??'s history (21?23), the church??'s hope (24?25), and the church??'s passion (26?28).

Eminently readable, rich in biblical insight, and ecumenical in tone, Bruner??'s two-volume commentary on Matthew now stands among the best in the field.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   854
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 2" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   2.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Edition  Revised  
Series  Matthew A Commentary  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  080284507X  
ISBN13  9780802845078  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Frederick Dale Bruner is George and Lyda Wasson Professor of Religion Emeritus at Whitworth University and scholar in residence at Fuller Theological Seminary. His other books includeA Theology of the Holy Spirit and the two-volume Matthew: A Commentary -- The Christbook and The Churchbook .

Frederick Dale Bruner currently resides in Pasadena, in the state of California.

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Bruner does the best job (with Matthew) that I've ever encountered.  Feb 25, 2006
I won't give a detailed review; I suspect that's best left to those with more time and scholarly critiquing skills. What I will say is that I've read several Matthew commentaries and this one is by far the most helpful. Bruner has the ability to dive into 1st century Palestine, giving us the important details while not saddling the reader/preacher with a mountain of unnecessary information. Yet at the same time, he brings in important insights from our own day and time. Craig Keener's works on Matthew are in the same ballpark as this commentary, but this one swings for the fence instead of being stuck in the infield. Go St. Louis Cardinals!

The only drawback I see with this commentary is that it is so good, I had a difficult time not leaning too heavily on it. Some commentaries provide so-so assistance and access to the text. This one serves it up on a silver tray. I'd say "platter" but that would have negative implications.
 
Masterful!!!  Nov 9, 2005
This is the best commentary on Matthew's Gospel out there. Frederick Dale Bruner has culled the best of tradtion ranging from Rabinical, Early Church Fathers, Reformation and even the Second Vatican Council. What you have here will leave you with a renewed appreciation for Scripture and even more a renewed sense of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ!
 
Excellent Balanced Exposition  Nov 4, 2005
This commentary is definitely worth having for its balanced and thorough exposition. Bruner's objective treatment of human responsibility and the security of the believer as it relates to the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-25) is worth the price of the book alone. Bruner shows good strength in his synthesis throughout the book (ex., Matthew 18 summary).
 
This is my favorite Commentary  Feb 28, 2005
Dr. Bruner- Thank you for this fine work. It take the best of so many commentaries- from Davies and Allison, Luz, Gundry and the classices from Chrysostrom, Jerome, Luther and Calvin. Your explosive prose and keen insight has blessed me and now my congregation with a fount of knowledge. I appreciate how Dr. Bruner wrestles exegitically, and theologically with the text. His work pays off. The only problem for the preacher is the temptation to lift the teaching material and claim as your own.
 

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