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The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts (3 vols.)

by Van Harn, Roger E.

Eerdmans 2005

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The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts (3 vols.)
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About Roger E. Van Harn

Roger E. Van Harn is retired from the pastorate of Grace Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Among his other books are Preacher, Can You Hear Us Listening? and Exploring and Proclaiming the Apostles' Creed.

Overview

An unprecedented, monumental work, the three-volume Lectionary Commentary offers superb exegetical essays on 513 biblical texts from the Revised Common Lectionary spanning the three-year liturgical cycle. Written by seventy-eight pastors, priests, and teachers from a variety of Christian traditions, these essays are meant primarily to serve as exegetical "jump starts" for busy preachers.

As a 3 volume set, The Lectionary Commentary works well alongside Logos Bible Software's Lectionary Viewer to provide greater depth of analysis for each week's Lectionary texts. For example, you could open the Lectionary Viewer in Logos Bible Software and begin studies of each of the Lectionary passages for that week. Then, The Lectionary Commentary comes into the process and provides much needed commentary, describing how these verses fit together and how the sections of this week's Lectionary related to the larger themes of the chosen scripture and their purpose in the Biblical narrative.

For pastors who have grown to love Preaching from the Lectionary: An Exegetical Commentary, this is a great companion text. Combining expert commentaries from a wide variety of scholars, The Lectionary Commentary serves as a springboard into deeper studies of your Lectionary text each week. You may find it is the first place you look as you begin your studies for the week as it contains useful background and contextual information that allows you to pursue more focused study in other areas of your software library.

Key Features

  • Exegetical essays on 513 Biblical texts
  • Helps with sermon preperation
  • Ideal for pastors

Contributors

  • Richard A. Burridge
  • Thomas W. Gillespie
  • Colin E. Gunton
  • Robert W. Jenson
  • James F. Kay
  • Hughes Oliphant Old
  • Fleming Rutledge
  • Marguerite Shuster
  • Many more

Praise for the Print Edition

An excellent tool for studying the texts of the lectionary.

Clergy Journal

There is plenty of wisdom here to fuel weekly preaching and to make The Lectionary Commentary a fine investment.

Theology Today

A remarkable achievement for its scholarly exegesis and its concern to provide a basis for exposition...Will pay handsome dividends for preachers and congregations.

Expository Times

Individual Titles

The First Readings: The Old Testament and Acts

  • Editor: Roger E. Van Harn
  • Series: The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 643

This volume covers the lectionary readings from Genesis to Malachi and from the first seventeen chapters of Acts. Unique to this volume is an excellent essay by Hughes Oliphant Old on preaching as worship.

The Second Readings: Acts and the Epistles

  • Editor: Roger E. Van Harn
  • Series: The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 667

This volume covers the lectionary readings for the final selections from Acts and for all the New Testament Epistles, from Romans to Revelation. Unique to this volume is an excellent essay by Colin e. Gunton on preaching from the letters.

The Third Readings: The Gospels

  • Editor: Roger E. Van Harn
  • Series: The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 655

This volume covers the lectionary readings from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Unique to this volume is an excellent essay by C. Clifton Black on Augustinian preaching and the nurture of Christians.

Product Details

  • Title: The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts (3 vols.)
  • Editor: Roger E. Van Harn
  • Series: The Lectionary Commentary: Theological Exegesis for Sunday's Texts
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,965