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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press; 8.2.2000 edition (August 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814623905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814623909
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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. . . remarkable for the deftness and brevity with which its author draws us into the expansive, inviting world of 'the hospitality of God.' Wide scholarship and deep faith combine with keen pastoral sensitivity and clarity of expression to make Brendan Byrne a genial host at the scriptural banquet he has so splendidly provided. In this year of Jubilee there could not be a better book to read or a better gift to share.
Tony Kelly, CSSR, Australian Catholic University


To a generation for whom hospitality means gourmet food and designer table linen, Brendan Byrne offers a much-needed corrective. . . . Deeply engaged both with Luke's story and with the contemporary church, Byrne's study is a genuine contribution.
Beverly Gaventa, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary


. . . a much needed and subtle reading of the Gospel of Luke. . . . Reading this book is a satisfying experience, made more so by the remarkable synthesis of the Lukan agenda offered by the 16 'theses' posted in the final pages of the book.
Francis J. Moloney, SDB, Professor of New Testament, The Catholic University of America


This is an excellent resource for students, teachers, and pastors interested in Luke's gospel or in search of a helpful perspective for pastoral and homiletic reflection and preparation.
Interpretation


Helpful and important book for evangelizers.
Crux


. . . a fine contribution to the ongoing enterprise of reading Luke as a whole . . . this little volume is to be recommended highly.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly


It is a very readable and concise commentary on the whole Gospel, aimed at the general reader. Byrne helps us to experience Jesus' life and ministry as a visitation by God that continually poses the question, How will this guest be received? Will we accept or reject him?
Church

About the Author

Brendan Byrne, SJ, is a professor of New Testament at Jesuit Theological College, within the United Faculty of Theology, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of  Romans (1996) n the Sacra Pagina series, Galatians and Romans (2010), The Hospitality of God: A Reading of Luke's Gospel (2000), A Costly Freedom: A Theological Reading of Mark's Gospel (2008), Lifting the Burden: Reading Matthew's Gospel in the Church Today (2004), all published by Liturgical Press.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By T. Richard on June 6, 2007
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VERY, VERY GOOD BOOK. EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND I ENJOY READING THIS. THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL PEOPLE STUDYING LUKES GOSPEL. IT PULLS ALL THE HOSPITALITY FROM LUKES GOSPEL AND TELLS YOU ABOUT IT IN SIMPLE TERMS.
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Luke is definitely about the hospitality we owe other Christians as well as other men and women. However, Fr. Byrne gives himself away when he comments in his introduction that prior to writing he had a tendency to overlook the more severe parts of Luke' message in favor of those that "feel good." His further apologies to feminists seem irrelevant as well. The Bible is what it is and it was all written in an age and a culture that did not recognize politically correct agendas. That is also my objection to the NRSV Bible which he uses for his quotes. Jesus, in his humanity, was a product of that age and culture, but called all men and women from that time on to be one with HIm and love as He loved the Church. That standard is far above the politically driven agendas of today.
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By PhD Leaner on January 23, 2014
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The book is an interesting read. I really enjoyed reading the book and found the information very useful in life today.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Janet Noveske on February 17, 2007
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Well written and thoughtful book which offers a fresh insight into this Gospel. Well woth the purchase.
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By Patrick Beck on October 22, 2014
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