This 12-volume set is comprised Feasting on the Word
, Years A-C
Each Year (A, B, C) has four volumes one for each of the following Cycles:
- The Advent & Christmas Season (1 Vol.)
- Lent through Eastertide (1 Vol.)
- Ordinary Time, Part 1 (1 Vol.)
- Ordinary Time, Part 2 (1 Vol.)
About the Feasting on the Word
The purpose of the Feasting on the Word
series is to provide pastors with multiple entry points of entry into the weekly lectionary by providing an exegetical, theological, homiletical, and pastoral essay on each of the four weekly passages assigned by the Revised Common Lectionary
(RCL). The RCL, of course, encourage preachers to select one of the four weekly passages to speak on and the essays, in sum, provide 16 different entry points into the weekly lection. Objective, Scope, and Format
The Feasting on the Word
series aids clergy in developing and preparing sermons in throughout the year in conjunction with the RCL. Each lectionary year consists of four volumes, one for the Advent and Christmas season, one for Lent and Easter, and one for each half of Ordinary Time. While the twelve volumes of the series follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume contains an index of biblical passages so that non-lectionary preachers may make use of its contents.
The commentaries provide four essays for each of the assigned RCL passages, and through those essays highlight issues in exegesis, theology, homiletics, and pastoral care as they apply to and are derived from the text. The essays are concise and listed on four columns on facing pages for each RCL passage and extend in continued columns on to necessary additional pages. The biblical passage is listed above the essays on the first page. See Visual Representation
More information is available at www.feastingontheword.netHistory
The Feasting on the Word
series (now complete) is relatively young by commentary standards, first appearing in 2008. Since the release of its first-volume it has met with wide acclaim from practitioners in both non-liturgical and liturgical settings and has helped thousands of pastors wrestle with the major issues introduced by the text. It will prove to be a valuable aid with unmatched insight for the next generation of clergy. Key Elements
- Commentary Type: Lectionary-Sermon/Homily Preparation
- Cultural Perspective: Various
- Audience: Pastors
- Scripture: Inspired, but not all authors accept inerrancy
- Theological Tradition: Various
- Knowledge of Hebrew and/or Greek is helpful but not required
With this twelve-volume series, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. The twelve volumes cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions. The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essays--one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume also contains an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of it.
David L. Bartlett is Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, coeditor of the Westminster Bible Companion series, and author of What's Good about This News?
Barbara Brown Taylor, a popular preacher and prolific author, is Butman Professor of Religion, Piedmont College, and Adjunct Professor of Christian Spirituality, Columbia Theological Seminary. She is the author of Seeds of Heaven.
Wonderfully organized and intellectually shaped, these reflections on Scripture are sure to be a valuable aid for those in ministry.
Feasting on the Word is a monumental contribution. These substantially and beautifully produced volumes address the reader with all the gravitas and grace that preaching deserves. Feasting on the Word will richly repay your investment.
The list of authors is broad and diverse, and their backgrounds run the gamut from evangelical to Roman Catholic. There are liberals and conservatives. There are academics and non-academics. Some are well known, and others will be new to readers. All of this makes for a rather unique resource. Feasting on the word can be recommended highly.
-Sharing the Practice
A grand achievement that could well shape fine preaching for a generation to come.
-Peter W. Marty,
Pastor St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa
Perhaps the most imaginative commentary on the revised common lectionary to date. A unique and remarkable commentary...already stands head and shoulders above the rest.
-The Living Church
Already recognized as the most ecumenical and comprehensive of the lectionary commentaries...A cornucopia of preaching and teaching insights.
-Thomas G. Long
Feasting on the Word has become my constant companion. Written and compiled with care, it is a resource that I feel I cannot go without.
-Nadia Bolz-Weber, Founding Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints, Denver, Colorado
"A monumental contribution. These substantial and beautifully produced volumes address the reader with all the gravitas and grace that preaching deserves (and requires). Feasting on the Word will richly repay your investment." The Christian Century.
"The most ecumenical and comprehensive of the lectionary commentaries." Thomas G. Long, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
"The list of authors is broad and diverse--from evangelical to Roman Catholic, liberals and conservatives, academics and nonacademics. A unique resource that can be recommended highly." Sharing the Practice.
"Stands head and shoulders above the rest." The Living Church.
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