Preaching the New Lectionary: Year C   -     By: Dianne Bergant, Richard N. Fragomeni
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Preaching the New Lectionary: Year C

Liturgical Press / 2000 / Paperback

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This commentary, which uses the lectionary approved by the NCCB in 1998, is a literary-liturgical reading of the four lections, including the psalms response, of each Sunday and major feast of the liturgical year cycle C. It explicity situates the interpretation of each day within the theology of its respective liturgical season, theology that is drawn from the specific themes of the readings of that particular year rather that from general theological themes otherwise associated with the season. The lections are also read in sequential order, from the first Sunday of that season to the last, thus providing another way of interpreting the riches of the readings.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 440
Vendor: Liturgical Press
Publication Date: 2000
ISBN: 081462474X
ISBN-13: 9780814624746
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Publisher's Description

The Lectionary is made up of selected passages from the Bible, placed within a literary and liturgical context. This new context calls for a consideration of the liturgical character and setting of the Lectionary readings. Preaching the New Lectionary: Year C, offers readers that interpretation.

Preaching the New Lectionary is unique. First, it employs a literary-liturgical way of interpreting al the readings of each Sunday and major feast of the liturgical year, including the often overlooked responsorial psalm. Second, it explicitly situates the interpretation of each day within the theology of its respective liturgical season. This theology is drawn from the specific themes of the readings that comprise that particular year rather than from more general themes associated with the season. The meaning of the entire season becomes the context for understanding the individual parts of it. Third, the lections are also read in sequential order from the first Sunday of that season to the last. This reading interprets the function of the literary forms, thus providing yet another way of interpreting the riches of the readings.

This way of reading and understanding the Lectionary has potential for liturgical ministry. It can quicken the religious imagination of homilists, thus providing fresh new possibilities for liturgical preaching. It offers creative insights for those involved in the liturgical preparation for the celebration of feasts and seasons. It can also act as a valuable resource for liturgical catechesis. The insights included in Preaching the New Lectionary contribute toward enhancing the liturgical lives of the faithful.

Dianne Bergant, CSA, is Professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The general editor of The Collegeville Bible Commentary (Old Testament) published by The Liturgical Press, she was editor of The Bible Today from 1986-1990.

Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is editor of The Ecological Challenge also published by The Liturgical Press.

Author Bio

Dianne Bergant, CSA, is the Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association. Her many books include Scripture: History and Interpretation, the two New Collegeville Bible Commentary volumes on Psalms, and the two-volume Israel’s Story, all from Liturgical Press.
Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is editor of The Ecological Challenge also published by Liturgical Press.

Editorial Reviews

Perhaps this publication was intended primarily for the preacher, but upon close examination it can be said to be of great value to other liturgical ministers as well. It would be a worthy addition to one's liturgical resource library.
Forum

Clarity and pastoral awareness mark every chapter of the book.
The Bible Today

Bergant's skill in interpreting the gospel for contemporary proclamation is also a great aid for preachers.
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