Wilfrid Harrington, lecturer in Scripture and author of more than twenty-five books on the Bible, provides a detailed scriptural commentary on the readings for each Sunday and Holy Day in Year A. This commentary is designed to bring out the riches of the text and to help both hearer and preacher to appreciate it more fully. In addition, there is an introduction to the Gospel of Matthew (the Gospel for Year A) and shorter introductions to other major biblical books. Further, Fr Harrington enhances his Christmastide commentary with an analysis of the Infancy Narratives and in Holy Week he sets out the distinctive features of the various Passion Narratives.
Philip Gleeson, lecturer in liturgy, provides a succinct introduction to each liturgical season, helping to situate the Scriptures within the worshipping life of the Christian community. The text is enhanced by reproducing three etchings by Patrick Pye, painter, stained glass artist and etcher.
Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, is a professor of New Testament at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has written numerous works, including What Are We Hoping For? New Testament Images, Why Do We Hope? Images in the Psalms, and Jesus Ben Sira of Jerusalem: A Biblical Guide to Living Wisely, all published by Liturgical Press. Harrington is editor of the Sacra Pagina series, for which he also authored The Gospel of Matthew and coauthored The Gospel of Mark.
has much potential usage. Not just the homilist, but the minister of the word and the liturgical activist too will find this book informative.
- The Furrow