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Matthew (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

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This commentary brings the stimulating insights of world-renowned theologian Stanley Hauerwas to the first Gospel. This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church--through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth--and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interp ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Brazos Press
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Jul 14, 2009 Michael rated it it was amazing
This book does what many commentaries fail to do: it gets to the heart and soul of the text practically speaking. Instead of getting caught up in nit-picky details, or theological debates, or religion as we understand it today, it asks us more existential questions like how do i live a good life. We may say that this is a mere 'ethical' question best left for the philosophers to theorize about whether Aristotle or Kant was right (I can say this as a philosopher), and that The Bible and the gospe ...more
Oct 12, 2011 Sean rated it liked it
This is not the typical commentary that we are used too. Focusing more on the theological side of interpreting the Scriptures this commentary comes off more homiletically than scientifically. Hauerwas does not spurn the historical situations of the writer or what the context of whats being written, but the point is something deeper than that. Hauerwas makes connections inside and outside the text that older commentators used to do (much like the Church Fathers this series is trying to emulate). ...more
May 11, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Hauerwas writes clearly and directly; he consistently says things that make me think about familiar passages in entirely new ways. Flipping back through my journal, I don't have the patience to count how many quotes I copies out from this commentary.

Here is just one quote of the many that stood out to me: [About Matthew ch.18]: "Peter rebukes Jesus because he fears Jesus will be humiliated, but without humiliation few of us will ever find the way to be one of Jesus's little ones. Humiliation is
Oct 27, 2014 Russell rated it it was amazing
One of those guys with whom I disagree quite strongly on some matters (his anti-Constantinianism chiefly) and yet still feel I'm very much on his side. The commentary is penetrating, not verse-by-verse but makes you think afresh about each chapter as a whole, powerfully bringing alive again the radical nature of what is being said.
Mar 05, 2016 Curtis rated it it was amazing
What better way to understand Christian ethics than grounded in discipleship following Christ? And what better theologian than Hauerwas to bring it all together with the help of Bonhoeffer, Barth and Yoder? Bringing the teaching of Hauerwas to the narrative of the Gospel of Matthew was a very enriching experience and one I highly recommend. Instead of trying to understand the sermon on the mount as a separate set of principles from which to live, Hauerwas grounds all of Jesus' teachings in who H ...more
Aug 19, 2008 Gil rated it really liked it
If you are into commentaries or want to think along with Hauerwas as he reads Matthew this is user friendly text. To me, maybe a little too friendly. Hauerwas' perspective as a post-liberal orthodox theologian gives in too much at times to the text of Matthew. Hauerwas challenges the reader but not the writer of Matthew, at least not enough for me. Hauerwas is strong on feeding the poor, he stays true to being a pacifist, however, he wobbles on a few other social issues that concern me - however ...more
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Sep 01, 2014 Brian White rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent theological commentary on the book of Matthew. If you are expecting the typical verse by verse commentary you will need to look elsewhere. However, I really enjoyed Hauerwas' deep theological insights into Matthew's gospel and the Christian faith. I used this commentary as I preached through Matthew during Year A in the Revised Common Lectionary and found it to be a wonderful theological companion for preaching and personal growth.
Jul 17, 2012 Josh rated it liked it
Rather than a commentary on Matthew this is an anthology of Hauerwasian thinking through the paradigm formed by the Matthew text. Once that is accepted, it becomes a forceful, and perhaps resourceful, read.
Jul 29, 2008 Jasonlylescampbell rated it really liked it
great read. It was fun to be able to read through a whole commentary. Hauerwas was himself, sometimes profound, sometimes quoting profundity, sometimes not and making you feel better about yourself.
Dec 24, 2015 Courtenay rated it it was amazing
Excellent. What a great commentary on the gospel of Matthew.
Mar 09, 2010 Doug rated it really liked it
Great bit of Hauerwas on Matthew.
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Stanley Hauerwas (PhD, Yale University) is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is the author of numerous books, including Cross-Shattered Christ, A Cross-Shattered Church, War and the American Difference, and Matthew in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

America's Best Theologian according to Time Magazine (2001), though

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