I can get a quick and interesting theological framework of the text and take it from there to apply to the lives of the parishioners.
We will see the world and behave differently, because our hearts desire Christlikeness and our minds look at life through a lens of sacrificial love and justice.
The Brazos series moves to theological reflection, and I have been very grateful for the volumes by Pelikan and Hauerwas that I've read.
There are more detailed reviews of Hauerwas's theological commentary on Matthew on this page. Mine is simple. Read morePublished 15 days ago by albarino
Fantastic commentary. I use it for my studies for youth group on Wed. nights.Published 5 months ago by Tim Darst
I am a fan of Hauerwas. His approach to the Sermon on the Mount is rather unique, which prompted me to order a copy for my fellow Pastor.Published 12 months ago by Clifford Smith
Haurwas' commentary consistently not only elaborates and unpacks Matthew's gospel but it truly speaks to me in a devotional manner. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by C. Stephans
I have so many Biblical commentaries and they all say the same thing. They are all based on historical-critical approach, which is fine for teaching a Bible study, but I find... Read morePublished on March 11, 2011 by HTC
The book arrived in good condition and on time. The jury is still out on Hauerwas on this particular book for it seems to be a vastly different opinion than previous works.Published on May 17, 2009 by Donnie Lee Gamble
The first thing one must do to truly appreciate this work is to recognize that it is not just a "commentary," but a "theological commentary. Read morePublished on January 11, 2009 by Florida Dad