Father Daniel Harrington, SJ, The Synoptic Gospels Set Free

Jesuit Father Daniel Harrington is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the English-speaking world today. In his latest volume (a companion to Father George Smiga’s earlier The Gospel of John Set Free), Fr. Harrington examines a representative cross-section of Gospel readings from the three-year Sunday Lectionary, providing important background for an accurate interpretation that does not exalt Christianity by denigrating Judaism. Not only does he demonstrate a scholar’s knowledge of the religious cultural world of the New Testament, but he has an experienced teacher’s ability to convey the essentials of his study in accessible, easy to understand format. A wonderful resource for personal or group study, and includes questions for reflection and discussion. ($14.94 at amazon.ca)