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resources for lectionary Year C

Happy new (church) year! My family and friends have been chuckling at me over the last few weeks as I hummed happily around the house in eager anticipation of lectionary year C. Luke is my favorite gospel, and I'm very much looking forward to blogging it.

Just in case you're looking for the perfect gift for the preacher in your life (including if the preacher in your life is you!) -- and also because SarahLaughed.net benefits whenever someone gets to Amazon.com via a link from here and purchases anything there, whether it's the specific product I recommended or not -- I thought I'd run through a few of my favorite resources on the Gospel According to Luke.

I'll start by once again recommending a volume that's one of my favorites: Bruce Malina's and Richard Rohrbaugh's Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels. It's a single paperback volume with concise (always a boon to the preacher!) notes on how insights from the social sciences (especially cultural anthropology) can shed light on the text of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, supplemented by brief (generally one page or less) essays on topics that arise repeatedly in those gospels. This is the single volume (other than the bible, of course) I most often pull from my shelf when I'm getting ready to preach.

My favorite commentary on Luke is by Luke Timothy Johnson's from the Sacra Pagina series. It's also a single volume providing reasonably concise commentary as well as a fresh translation of the text. It's solid scholarship, but presented without an overwhelming level of technical detail.

Finally, for a general orientation to the major issues in Luke, Mark Allan Powell's What Are They Saying about Luke? is excellent, and as a paperback of just 160 pages, it's a quick read and an affordable stocking stuffer.

Of course, I'll also be here, blogging away as usual, and hoping that it proves useful to y'all. Enjoy, and again, happy Year C!

November 30, 2006 in Books, Luke, Year C | Permalink

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« lectionary blog adopts the RCL | Main | First Sunday of Advent, Year C »

resources for lectionary Year C

Happy new (church) year! My family and friends have been chuckling at me over the last few weeks as I hummed happily around the house in eager anticipation of lectionary year C. Luke is my favorite gospel, and I'm very much looking forward to blogging it.

Just in case you're looking for the perfect gift for the preacher in your life (including if the preacher in your life is you!) -- and also because SarahLaughed.net benefits whenever someone gets to Amazon.com via a link from here and purchases anything there, whether it's the specific product I recommended or not -- I thought I'd run through a few of my favorite resources on the Gospel According to Luke.

I'll start by once again recommending a volume that's one of my favorites: Bruce Malina's and Richard Rohrbaugh's Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels. It's a single paperback volume with concise (always a boon to the preacher!) notes on how insights from the social sciences (especially cultural anthropology) can shed light on the text of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, supplemented by brief (generally one page or less) essays on topics that arise repeatedly in those gospels. This is the single volume (other than the bible, of course) I most often pull from my shelf when I'm getting ready to preach.

My favorite commentary on Luke is by Luke Timothy Johnson's from the Sacra Pagina series. It's also a single volume providing reasonably concise commentary as well as a fresh translation of the text. It's solid scholarship, but presented without an overwhelming level of technical detail.

Finally, for a general orientation to the major issues in Luke, Mark Allan Powell's What Are They Saying about Luke? is excellent, and as a paperback of just 160 pages, it's a quick read and an affordable stocking stuffer.

Of course, I'll also be here, blogging away as usual, and hoping that it proves useful to y'all. Enjoy, and again, happy Year C!

November 30, 2006 in Books, Luke, Year C | Permalink

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