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The Sermon on the Mount and human flourishing

a theological commentary

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Published by Baker Academic in Grand Rapids, MI .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26427722M
ISBN 101540960641
ISBN 109781540960641

  In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human : Baker Publishing Group. Read "The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing A Theological Commentary" by Jonathan T. Pennington available from Rakuten Kobo. The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon porti Brand: Baker Publishing Group.

About the book: (From the publisher’s website) “The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding.   THE BIG IDEA: The Sermon on the Mount is an eschatological, Christ-centered, kingdom-oriented piece of wisdom literature with the goal of human flourishing. THE PROGRESSION: Part 1, “Orientation,” is a broad overview of the Sermon, from its encyclopedic context, to macarisms, key terms and concepts, and its structure and setting within the book of Matthew.

In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human flourishing/5(13). The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures. Every Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ.


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"When it comes to the Sermon on the Mount, many scholars find it difficult to comprehend the Sermon, let alone to make a contribution to the history of Christian thinking about it. Pennington has accomplished both, baptizing this great collection of Jesus's teachings into the wisdom tradition of human flourishing and virtue ethics/5(13).

Human flourishing is a bit of a buzzword right now, but I can honestly say that its probably the best English concept we have that gets close to the heart of Jesus message in the sermon.

I loved this book and it will serve as a reference for This book was simply fantastic/5(27). In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ. Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human flourishing/5(16).

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing Author. Jonathan T. Pennington. Publisher Info. Baker Academic, pp. Category. Theology. Summary. In another of Pennington’s writings (STR 6/1 – summerp. 57), he creates an overview of this book: “The Beatitudes and the entirety of the Sermon are inviting us in to a way of being in the world that transforms us and promises.

He is also on staff as a preaching pastor at Sojourn East Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Pennington is the host and coproducer of the popular web series Cars, Coffee, Theology and has written numerous books, including The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing, Reading the Gospels Wisely, and Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew.

"Pennington's reading of the Sermon on the Mount is a remarkable piece of work: erudite, careful, balanced, and fresh. Grounded in meticulous historical exegesis but shaped by a distinctive sensitivity to theological hermeneutics, the book succeeds in proclaiming what is often undersold in our evangelicalism--the goodness of the good news by which we come to flourish."--Grant Macaskill.

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing by Jonathan T. Pennington,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5().

Inclusion of Human Flourishing in the book’s title connects the Sermon on the Mount with a concept and expression that are commonplace in contemporary culture, perhaps more so among theologians (partly due to the “God and Human Flourishing” project at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture).

The book’s initial paragraph signals the. Buy Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary Reprint by Pennington, Jonathan T. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(14). The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures.

Every Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon on the Mount and explains how this text offers insight into God's /5(3).

The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Academic, pp.; Hb.; $ Link to Baker In the introduction to his new book on the Sermon on the Mount, Jonathan Pennington suggests the Sermon should be read in both a Jewish and Greco-Roman context.

I'm embarrassed to say that I am only now getting into Jonathan T. Pennington's The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary (Grand Rapids: Baker, ).

There are some Author: Michael F. Bird. A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance. By Fred Zaspel. Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew ) is widely recognized as of central importance for defining life in the Kingdom.

It is a passage that has received so much attention over the years that commentaries have been written about the commentaries. "When it comes to the Sermon on the Mount, many scholars find it difficult to comprehend the Sermon, let alone to make a contribution to the history of Christian thinking about it.

Pennington has accomplished both, baptizing this great collection of Jesus's teachings into the wisdom tradition of human flourishing and virtue ethics/5(14). The Sermon on the Mount, one of the most influential portions of the Bible, is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures.

Every Christian generation turns to it for insight and guidance. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that. The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing: A Theological Commentary by Jonathan T. Pennington is a remarkable, theological exploration into one of the most important passages of the New Testament.

Pennington is familiar with the history of interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount and his expertise in the Gospels provides a solid foundation. In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God's work in Christ.

Jonathan Pennington provides a historical, theological, and literary commentary on the Sermon and explains how this text offers insight into God's plan for human flourishing.

1 Comment on Book Review: The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing literary, and theological exposition of the Sermon on the Mount” (1). He situates the Sermon “in the dual context of Jewish wisdom literature and the Greco-Roman virtue tradition, both of which are concerned with the great theological and existential question of.

The second part of Pennington’s book is the commentary proper. This is a brief section, by section commentary of the entire sermon. The third part of the commentary is a concluding chapter which summarizes the book’s argument in six theses: Thesis 1: The Bible Is about Human Flourishing.

In the introduction to the Sermon on the Mount, then, Pennington says “the Beatitudes are an invitation to the way of being that will result in the [disciples’] flourishing, while the salt and light statements are the spreading of this flourishing to the world.

But maybe one in thirty makes an impression. Fewer still alter the way I read the Bible, but Jonathan Pennington’s The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing fits into that rare category.

This “theological commentary” provides much-needed clarity on the interpretation and application of the Sermon on the Mount. In his fascinating book on the Sermon on the Mount, Jonathan Pennington seeks to read the Sermon as Christianity’s answer to what he calls “the greatest metaphysical question that humanity has always faced—How can we experience true human flourishing?” (emphasis original, xxxiv).

He offers this question as an overall reading strategy for the Sermon—a strategy which leads him to the.The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most influential portions of the Bible.

It is the most studied and commented upon portion of the Christian Scriptures, with every Christian generation turning to it for insight and guidance.

In this volume, a recognized expert on the Gospels shows that the Sermon on the Mount offers a clear window into understanding God’s work in Christ.