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"I welcome with great joy the launch of this new collection of commentaries on the Bible because the project corresponds perfectly to a pressing need in the Church. I am speaking about exegetical studies that are well grounded from a scholarly point of view but not overburdened with technical details, and at the same time related to the riches of ancient interpretation, nourishing for spiritual life, and useful for catechesis, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of pastoral ministry. This is the kind of commentary for which the majority of readers have a great desire."--Albert Cardinal Vanhoye, SJ, Pontifical Biblical Institute, former secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission
"By bringing together historical background, exegetical interpretation, church tradition, theological reflection, and pastoral application, this series promises to enkindle thoughtful discussion about the implications of the New Testament for lived Christian faith in the Church today."--Katherine Hayes, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
"The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture is a landmark achievement in theological interpretation of Scripture in and for the Church. Everything about it is inviting and edifying. It is a wonderful gift to the Catholic Church and a model for the rest of us. Highly recommended for all!"--Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore
"This fine new series unites the ancient and the contemporary by offering insight into the biblical text--verse by verse--as well as spiritual application to the lives of Christians today."--Robert Louis Wilken, University of Virginia
"The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture is an ideal tool for living our faith more deeply. This extraordinary resource combines superior scholarship and a vivid, accessible style that will serve the interested layperson and the serious scholar equally well. It should be on the shelf of every committed Catholic believer. I highly recommend it."--Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Denver
For more information on the series, visit www.CatholicCommentaryOnSacredScripture.com
Peter S. Williamson (S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University) holds the Adam Cardinal Maida Chair in Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of Catholic Principles for Interpreting Scripture and coeditor of John Paul II and the New Evangelization.
This series is by far the best Catholic bible study ever done. The writers are scholars with extensive knowledge of the books and also, importantly, the transations used (which... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mickeymc40
I have used several of Peter Williamson's commentaries on Sacred Scripture over the last few years in Bible Study courses and think his works are among the best available. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Karen D. Bergeron
So far I have been a big fan of the entire series and I look forward to the additional volumes. If you like the style of the Ignatian Press' Catholic Study Bible (NRSV) the series... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Fr. M. David
Profound analysis, yet simple to understand. this collection strictly follows the Catholic tradition, yet it is open to other creeds. Read morePublished 19 months ago by JoseGC
Impeccable: both scholarly and well-written. I have most of the books in this series and look forward to acquiring all of them as they are published. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Laval49
Excellent commentary on Paul's letter to the churches. The author provides historical insight as well as practical application of Scripture.Published on May 14, 2013 by jaypato