The expression “Sacra Pagina” (“Sacred Page”) originally referred to the text of Scripture. In the Middle Ages, it also described the study of Scripture to which the interpreter brought the tools of grammar, rhetoric, dialectic, and philosophy.
This series presents fresh translations and modern expositions of all the books of the New Testament. Written by an international team of Catholic biblical scholars, it is intended for biblical professionals, graduate students, theologians, clergy, and religious educators. The volumes present basic introductory information and close exposition, with each author adopting a specific methodology while maintaining a focus on the issues raised by the New Testament compositions themselves. The goal of Sacra Pagina is to provide sound, critical analysis without any loss of sensitivity to religious meaning. This series is therefore catholic in two senses of the word: inclusive in its methods and perspectives, and shaped by the context of the Catholic tradition.
The Second Vatican Council described the study of “the sacred page” as the “very soul of sacred theology” (Dei Verbum 24). The volumes in this series illustrate how Catholic scholars contribute to the council’s call to provide access to Sacred Scripture for all the Christian faithful. Rather than pretending to say the final word on any text, these volumes seek to open up the riches of the New Testament and to invite as many people as possible to study seriously the “sacred page.”
Represents the best of contemporary and pastorally sensitive biblical interpretation for a general readership. A must for any library.
—Catholic Library World
A good resource for preaching and teaching.
—Westcott House, from their list of recommended Bible commentaries
Reflect[s] the best of modern critical Catholic scholarship. The commentaries include fresh translation, critical analysis, and theologically sensitive exposition. . . . They vary more than many series in the depth of coverage they provide.
This series brings a unique depth of interaction with ancient and modern sources. In Logos, you can investigate these references simply by hovering your mouse over them. Additionally, Sacra Pagina will appear in your Passage Guide or Sermon Starter Guide, allowing you to interact with the text any time you search by passage or topic. If you loved having these books in print, having them in Logos will renew and refresh your love for this highly acclaimed New Testament commentary.
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, PhD, is professor of New Testament at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and general editor of New Testament Abstracts. He wrote The Gospel of Matthew and is the series editor of the Sacra Pagina series.