Theology From Exile Volume II: The Year of Matthew

Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary for an Emerging Christianity (Volume 2)

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The Year of Matthew is the second in a series of commentaries on biblical scripture found in the three-year cycle of Christian liturgical readings of the Revised Common Lectionary. Following the RCL provides a convenient format for Bible study for clergy and lay leaders (“believers in exile”) who are drawn to the social justice mandate found in Jesus’s teachings, but who no longer find meaning in orthodox interpretations of scripture. The continued existence of a Christian “faith” as a religious system of belief is clearly under siege by twenty-first century Biblical scholarship as well as the continuing evolution of scientific knowledge. The question addressed by this series is whether and how ancestral scriptures remain relevant and revelatory to twenty-first century cosmology. The project is grounded in the postmodern biblical scholarship of Karen Armstrong, Marcus J. Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and the Jesus Seminar, as well as the transforming work of Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox, whose theology of Creation Spirituality has reclaimed Catholic mysticism for the third millennium.

 

Endorsement by Fred Plumer, President of ProgressiveChristianity.org

“I was delighted to discover that Sea Raven has created something of great value here. Drawing on some of the best and latest scholarship available, she brings new life to words and texts that have lost their meaning and their intention for far too many people, including those leading churches. She accomplishes this with clear and even simple language and a clarity that I find rare with scholars.I only wish I had had this great resource when I was in the pulpit every week.”

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Product Details

  • Series: Theology From Exile
  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 4, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491077328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491077320
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches

About the Author

Sea Raven, D.Min., is an Associate of the Westar Institute (home of the Jesus Seminar), and a Worship Associate and member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland. Her work as a free-lance writer, musician, and worship leader is grounded in post-modern Christian scholarship, and focused on justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. Since 1992, Sea Raven has taught the concept of natural, creation-centered or earth-based ritual in worship services and life celebrations in various church settings, including retreats, pulpit supply, and religious education. Sea Raven’s doctoral project, The Wheel of the Year: A Worship Book for Creation Spirituality, provides worship experiences that spring from pre-Christian Celtic spirituality, post-modern cosmology, and the theology and four-path principles of Creation Spirituality as developed by Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox. The project is published on her website along with a weekly blog (http://www.gaiarising.org).

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