Biblical Resources on Luke for Preachers
Fitzmyer, Joseph. The Gospel According to Luke (2 vols.). Garden City,
NY: Doubleday, 1985.
. The Acts of the Apostles. New York: Doubleday, 1998.
These commentaries are encyclopedic relative to historical issues in and
behind the text of Luke.
O'Day, Gail R.. "Acts" in The Women's Bible Commentary. Carol
A. Newsom and Sharon E. Ringe, eds.; Louisville: Westminster John Knox,
O'Day sees potential in using the writer's interest in erasing ethnic
boundary lines between clean and unclean as a model for better gender
Ringe, Sharon H. Luke. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1995.
Ringe's commentary does a great job of taking into account the social
and historical context of the Gospel even while asking questions of what
the text means for us today.
Tannehill, Robert. Luke (Abingdon New Testament Commentaries). Nashville:
The author offers here an accessible, narrative-critical commentary on
Luke. This is an excellent choice for the preacher who wishes to ground
her/his narrative preaching in solid critical exegesis.
Homiletical and Pastoral Resources on Luke
Allen, Ronald J. Preaching Luke-Acts. St. Louis: Chalice, 2001.
Allen's book is an excellent guide for those wishing to preach thematically
Craddock, Fred. The Gospels. Nashville: Abingdon, 1981.
Craddock treats Luke in one of his chapters. He is both an excellent Biblical
scholar and an insightful homiletician.
Jacobsen, David Schnasa and Günter Wasserberg. Preaching Luke-Acts.
Nashville: Abingdon, 2001.
Dr. Wasserberg and I pursue a reading of Luke-Acts as a consistent
narrative and explore its preaching implications in a series of sermon
"scenes". We also explore some of the continuing problems that
anti-Judaism poses for Biblical interpretation and preaching.
Ourisman, David J. From Gospel to Sermon: Preaching Synoptic Texts.
St. Louis: Chalice, 2000.
Ourisman thinks that preachers should take the narrative shape of the
whole Gospel in to account when preaching it. He devotes a whole chapter
to preaching from Luke.
Smith, D. Moody. Interpreting the Gospels for Preaching. Philadelphia:
Preaching Apocalyptic Motifs in Luke
Jacobsen, David Schnasa. Preaching in the New Creation: The Promise
of NT Apocalyptic Texts. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1999.
I consider how to interpret apocalyptic texts in light of their language
and symbols with a view toward how they relate to our present symbolic
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