Item description for Provoking the Gospel of Matthew: A Storyteller's Commentary: Year A [With DVD] (Provoking The Gospel) by Richard W. Swanson...
Overview This is the third book in the PROVOKING THE GOSPEL storytelling commentary series, and it spurs efforts to provoke pastoral leaders and religious educators to look for new and lively readings of Matthew, and challenges them to experiment with interpretive tools such as embodied ensemble exploration.
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Studio: Pilgrim Press, The
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 7.18" Height: 1.36" Weight: 2.52 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Pilgrim Press
Series Provoking The Gospel
ISBN 0829816917 ISBN13 9780829816914
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More About Richard W. Swanson
Richard W. Swanson is professor of religion/philosophy/classics at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He received his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary.
Richard W. Swanson currently resides in Denver, in the state of Colorado. Richard W. Swanson was born in 1952.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Provoking the Gospel of Matthew: A Storyteller's Commentary, Year A?
Challenge and insight for preachers and storytellers Nov 1, 2007
As a biblical storyteller and workshop leader, I find Richard Swanson's Provoking the Gospel of Matthew to be indispensable. A Lutheran pastor and scholar, Swanson integrates current socio-rhetorical and literary Bible criticism, his own careful and insightful responses to the text, and a powerful grounding in Christian ethics.
This book is intended for busy pastors working on sermons. It isn't hard to read in the sense of being highbrow or complicated, but it is challenging to read because it calls the reader into a deeper relationship with the Gospel. Lectionary Year A, Matthew's year, begins in December 2007. This book would be a good companion for preachers or storytellers in the year ahead.
The book has a substantial introduction to Matthew followed by consideration of texts in lectionary order. Swanson's own translation of Matthew is included. Since Swanson calls generously on other writers, I wish that Pilgrim Press had included a bibliography in this book. One has to make one's own, I guess.