PREACHING THE EPISTLES
Provides preachers with all the material they need to explain the epistles to others. Most homilists shy away from preaching the epistles because Paul seems too difficult for them. Fr. Raymond Collins is a priest of the diocese of Providence and a noted Pauline scholar. He was professor of New Testament Studies at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) from 1970 to 1993. In this book, he explores the reasons for this lack of familiarity and shows how important it is to incorporate the richness of the epistles into the Sunday sermon. Using the Lectionary as a basis, this book looks at the wealth of the epistles of Paul, James, John, Peter, Jude and the book of Revelation. Collins shows us how to present these Scriptures in a meaningful and challenging way for people today by offering reflections and practical suggestions on sharing God's Word within their congregations. Includes a Scripture index, as well as an index by liturgical Sunday and Feasts. 151 pp.