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Ryan Burns | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 31 2012 2:10 PM

Just wondering if anyone had some favorite "Sermon on the Mount" resources they'd recommend.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 2:22 PM

One that is easy to forget is the Hermeneia volume on the sermons on the mount/plain. The author is fairly liberal, but the introduction is very good on the impact on the early church and then into later specific theological writers.


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Brad Fry | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 3:23 PM

My favorite is "The Bible Speaks Today" series and the volume on The Sermon on the Mount by Stott.

http://www.logos.com/product/8587/the-bible-speaks-today-new-testament#002

 

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 4:07 PM

I would start with any Bible Dictionaries or Bible Encyclopedias, I checked some of the volumes I own and they have fairly lengthy articles on the Sermon on the Mount:

  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Rev. Ed.
  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
  • Lexham Bible Dictionary
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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:04 PM

Boice and Lloyd-Jones both have series on the Sermon on the Mount. I've not used either one, but I've used enough by both of them on other things that I would be interested in what they have to say here.

http://www.logos.com/product/8198/the-sermon-on-the-mount-an-expositional-commentary

 

 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:05 PM

Divine Rhetoric: The Sermon on the Mount As Message and As Model in Augustine, Chrysostom, and Luther by Jaroslav Jan Pelikan

Studies in the Sermon on the Mount by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

St. Augustine: The Lord's Sermon on the Mount

Martin Luther: Commentary On The Sermon On The Mount

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 5:58 PM

Ryan Burns:
Just wondering if anyone had some favorite "Sermon on the Mount" resources they'd recommend.

I really like what Tom Wright does with the Sermon on the Mount, arguing we need to understand what Jesus was saying to Israel before we understand what Jesus is saying to us. For exmaple, see his Matthew for Everyone Part 1 commentary (SPCK, 2004), or in Jesus and the Victory of God (SPCK, 1996), pages 288-289:

I suggest that the beatitudes can be read, in some such way, as an appeal to Jesus’ hearers to discover their true vocation as the eschatological people of YHWH, and to do so by following the praxis he was marking out for them.

Stott's The Message of the Sermon on the Mount (IVP, 1978) in the Bible Speaks Today series is also good.

Presumably you  have already checked your Matthew commentaries.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 8:01 PM

For practical, teaching/preaching material I recommend John G. Butler's "Jesus Christ: His Sermon on the Mount" That along with a good commentary on Matthew can serve you well.  Personally, I've used Butler's material and only refer to commentaries whenever there's a "technicality" issue with the text that requires deeper explaining.  Other than that, I find Butler's material very good for teaching/preaching.

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Scott S | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 31 2012 9:53 PM

Ryan Burns:

Just wondering if anyone had some favorite "Sermon on the Mount" resources they'd recommend.

I enjoyed the Sermon on the Mount section in Leon Morris' commentary on Matthew in the Pillar series.  Thought provoking (at least for me as a layperson) and an easy read.

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Dennis Parish | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 5:57 AM

None are in Logos, but these were my keys for hearing the Sermon within (and against) the historical culture: 

Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew, Jerome H. Neyrey, WJK (1998), Part 3. Neyrey's essay, "Honoring the Dishonored: The Cultural Edge of Jesus' Beatitudes" is an earlier, briefer reading. 

NT Wright's essay, "The Lord's Prayer as a Paradigm of Christian Prayer, (Part 2)"

and especially Brad Pitre's essay, “The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus.” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 2 (2006): 69-96.

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 9:05 AM

Just thought of the Reading List tool. There is an article started for the Sermon on the Mount -- http://topics.logos.com/Sermon_on_the_Mount_Plain

It might be good to add some of the ones from this thread to that page.

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 10:08 AM

Philana Crouch:
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels

Reading the entries on the Sermon on the Mount, righteousness, the Kingdom of God, faith, God as Father, prayer, gehenna and more will go a long way in investing what is encountered in the sermon with fuller understanding of the concepts as used in the gospels in general, in the synoptics more narrowly and in Matthew most particularly. Although the dictionary is one resource, the articles are written by different authors. Additionally, there is often topic interconnectedness, so you get either confirmation or different perspectives on each topic.

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Randy O'Brien | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 10:08 AM


I'm doing my doctoral thesis on peacemaking and focusing entirely on the sermon on the mount. I have nearly every commentary on Matthew (and the Sermon on the Mount) that is available through Logos. I affirm much of what has been said already.

Don't overlook the NICNT volume by France. It is excellent

The Pillar set is also very good, as are the NAC and the Baker Exegetical series.

I affirm both Hermeniea Commentaries (Betz on just MT 5-7)

Think hard about getting the Exegetical Guide, which has a single volume to the SOM (this is a must have IMO)

NT Wright is also very good, especially at the popular level.

An extremely helpful JBL article can be found by Glen Stassen on the triadic structure. This interpretive paradigm opened my eyes to a whole new understanding and appreciation of Christ's teaching. It can also be found in a non-Logos book called, Living the Sermon on the Mount.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 10:26 AM

Not available in Logos and presently limited to enrolled families only:

The 54 monthly "Wisdom Booklets" that comprise the core of the homeschool curriculum developed by the Advanced Training Institute created by Bill Gothard and associates. 

The booklets present a multidisciplinary approach that utilize other reference works and present a totally new perspective on the Sermon on the Mount. Just imagine, a 5 year long series that you study 5 days a week! You can't help but be changed by it. Big Smile

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Gary O'Neal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 11:16 AM

Randy O'Brien:

Think hard about getting the Exegetical Guide, which has a single volume to the SOM (this is a must have IMO)

Would that be the volume put out by SIL? I've not used this particular one, but others in this series are excellent.

Here's a link to the Logos page -- http://www.logos.com/product/8155/an-exegetical-summary-of-the-sermon-on-the-mount

 

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 12:07 PM

Dennis Parish:

None are in Logos, but (...)

especially Brad Pitre's essay, “The Lord’s Prayer and the New Exodus.” Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology 2 (2006): 69-96.

You mean none are in Logos quite yet: Letter and Spirit (7 vols.). Don't miss out! Smile (And it's Brant Pitre, by the way.)

 

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Bill Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 1 2012 12:31 PM

Gary O'Neal:

Boice and Lloyd-Jones both have series on the Sermon on the Mount. I've not used either one, but I've used enough by both of them on other things that I would be interested in what they have to say here.

http://www.logos.com/product/8198/the-sermon-on-the-mount-an-expositional-commentary

I so wish Logos would offer Lloyd-Jones' studies on the Sermon on the Mount.

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jun 3 2012 11:59 AM

Martyn Lloyd-Jones' Studies in the Sermon on the Mount is a book that changed my life in 1975.  I still know of nothing to compare to it.  Unfortunately, it is not available in Logos, but it is in print and widely available.

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