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Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

Matthew: Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries

Traditional books on preaching a book of the Bible often look at broad themes of the text while Lectionary resources often offer exegetical and homiletical insights about preaching individual passages. In this book Wes Allen draws together the strengths of these two approaches into a new genre of homiletical and teaching resource with a focus on the Gospel according to Matthew. Matthew will not only be an essential classroom resource to help students learn to link text and sermon, it will also help congregational leaders develop exegetically informed cumulative preaching and educational experiences focused on but not limited to the lections in Matthew.

With liturgical sensitivity and exegetical skill, Allen provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding Matthew's Gospel as a whole, not just as a collection of vaguely related stories.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800698713
  • eBook ISBN 9781451426458
  • Brand Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 256
  • Publication Date May 1, 2013


"O. Wesley Allen has given us a fine commentary on Matthew's gospel. Here is a robustly, unashamedly theological reading of the biblical text, all in service of Christian proclamation today. Here is Matthew's good news meant to be preached, to be performed, and practiced!"
William H. Willimon
Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry
Duke Divinity School

"Allen helps the preacher to listen to both text and congregation, and to construct a sturdy bridge—with two-way traffic—binding each to the other."
M. Eugene Boring
I. Wylie Briscoe Professor of New Testament, emeritus
Brite Divinity School