Item description for James, First Peter, Jude, Second Peter (New Collegeville Bible Commentary. New Testament) (Pt. 10) by Patrick J. Hartin...
Overview These four of the seven "catholic letters" are addressed not to any specific church, but to the church in general. Giving valuable insights into early Christianity, they insist on the need to join good works with faith, present Jesus' sufferings as the model for enduring persecution and warn against intruders intent on undermining traditional faith and morals.
Publishers Description Who would not relish the opportunity to read two-thousand-year-old letters? These four of the seven "catholic letters" are addressed not to any specific church, as are Paul's epistles, but to the church in general. Giving us valuable insights into early Christianity, they insist on the need to join good works with faith, present Jesus' sufferings as the model for enduring persecution and warn against intruders intent on undermining traditional faith and morals. Far from being mere exercises in nostalgia for the "good ol' days," the letters offer principles that have not lost their value for the Church of the third millennium. Patrick Hartin's clarity and conciseness update the Church's earliest struggles to remain faithful to the spirit of Jesus Christ. These are letters for us today, too. Comprehensive and understandable, the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series brings the timeless messages and relevance of the New Testament to today's readers. With recent scholarship, this series provides vital background and addresses important questions such as authorship and cultural context. The New Collegeville Bible Commentary includes New American Bible translation and will appeal to preachers, teachers, Bible study groups, and all Bible readers.
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 6.68" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Jul 28, 2006
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series New Collegeville Bible Commentary
Series Number 10
ISBN 0814628699 ISBN13 9780814628690
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More About Patrick J. Hartin
Patrick J. Hartin was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He studied at the Gregorian University in Rome and is an ordained priest of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington. He presently teaches courses in the New Testament and in Classical Civilizations at Gonzaga University. He is the author of numerous books, including: "James, First Peter, Jude, Second Peter" (New Collegeville Bible Commentary series), "James" (Sacra Pagina series), and "Apollos" (Paul's Social Network series), all published by Liturgical Press.
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Bible Message Proves Timeless May 11, 2006
This work, as others in the New Collegeville Bible Commentary series, provides a verse - by - verse examination of its subject. The layout is an excellent study aid: the reading, with boldface subheadings, runs across the top of each page, and the commentary, with related bold headings, appears below. Each of the four sections opens with information on the author of the letter, his audience, purpose, and major themes. A map of the area and questions for discussion are included.
Hartin, a professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, provides clear, well organized commentary. For example, he points out themes in one, two, three order and uses key words like "next" and "finally" to connect the material. And though this is primarily a study of ancient scriptures, the commentary makes clear that the message of these readings is timeless.