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The Gospels and the Interior Life
The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book Contemplating Christ, Vincent Pizzuto offers an exploration of the interior life for modern co ...
The Life of Jesus in the Light of Easter
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle
The Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, reflecting on the Lord's passion and death, is a common approach to Catholic prayer and pilgrimage. But as he led a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Cardinal Lu ...
Liturgical Interpretation in Anglo-Saxon England
Derek A. Olsen; Foreword by Luke Timothy Johnson
In Reading Matthew with Monks, Derek Olsen seeks to evaluate whether early medieval monastic biblical interpreters can serve as effective conversation partners for modern readers who are committed to ...
The Untamed First Gospel
Bonnie B. Thurston
Somewhere along the way, says Bonnie Thurston, the wild unlikelihood of the Christian message has been reined in and made to fit more conventional categories of thought. That it is good and moral to b ...
The Perfect Measure of the Christian Life
Frank J. Matera
Saint Augustine once described the Sermon on the Mount as "the perfect measure of the Christian life." Taking his cue from Augustine, Frank Matera provides an exposition of the sermon for contemporary ...
What He Wanted, Who He Was
Gerhard LohfinkTranslated by Linda M. Maloney
Who was Jesus? A prophet? There have been many of those. A miracle-worker? A radical revolutionary? A wise teacher? There have been many of these, too. In his latest book, renowned Scripture scholar G ...
Patrick J. Hartin
Within each of the four gospels there is a foundational spirit, a spirituality of the gospels. That is to say, each gospel contains rich images and values central to the vision of the person of Jesus' ...
Reading Scripture Without a Teacher
William O'Malley, SJ
Literalism shackles the liberating message of Jesus. If my eyes make me sin, must I tear them out (Mark 9:47)? Can anyone human be "perfect" (Matt 5:48)? Is self-esteem a sin (Luke 1:51)? Sadly, some ...
Spiritual Landscape of Mark
Bonnie B. Thurston
2009 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! To read the Gospel of Mark is to embark on a journey—one that begins in a desert and ends with a boulder rolled away from the tomb. In between, Jesus teac ...
Joseph F. Kelly
In his previous book The Origins of Christmas, Joseph F. Kelly answers common questions about the development of Christmas rituals and legends, and explores the history of the holiday. In this book Ke ...
A Theological Reading of Mark's Gospel
Brendan Byrne, SJ
With this study of the Gospel of Mark, Brendan Byrne completes his trilogy of works on the Synoptic Gospels. Mark, the "Cinderella gospel," as Byrne says, languished for millennia in the shadow of Mat ...
Jesus and the Use of Parables in the Synoptic Tradition
Mary Ann Getty-Sullivan
Do you not understand this parable? is a question Jesus posed to his disciples (Mark 4:13). Just as the first disciples often did not understand Jesus’ many parables, so it is for listeners and reader ...
Stephen J. Binz
Esta Obra es un comentario sobre lo que se encuentra en el centro de los Evangelios—la pasión y resurección de Jesús. El libro explica cada escena de los relatos como ocurren en los cuatro Evangelios ...
Marie Noonan Sabin
New Collegeville Bible CommentaryThe Gospel According to MarkVolume 2The absence of stories of Jesus' birth and infancy, a minimum of Jesus' parables and a resurrection scene without sight or sound of ...
Barbara E. Reid, OP
The Gospel of Matthew carries important lessons on the formation of community and of Jesus as authoritative Teacher--lessons that helped the early Matthean population relate to both the Jewish and Chr ...