Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Next Volumes in CCSS Due in November

The next two volumes will be:

William Kurz SJ: Acts of the Apostles

Dennis Hamm SJ: Philippians, Colossians, Philemon

Both editions are due out sometime in November.  These will be the first two released, after an almost two year absence.  These are fine editions which really need your support, so consider purchasing an edition or two.  I hope they are a little more active on their website!

Utilizing the NABRE, the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) responds to the desire of Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. The series will include seventeen volumes, offering readable, informative commentary on each book of the New Testament. The CCSS implements the theological principles taught by Vatican II for interpreting Scripture "in accord with the same Spirit by which it was written"--that is, interpreting Scripture in its canonical context and in the light of Catholic tradition and the analogy of faith (Dei Verbum 12).

The CCSS is packed with features designed to help readers use the Bible more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry. Each volume provides exegesis as well as reflection and application sections. A set of cross-references links each passage to the Catechism, the Lectionary, and related biblical texts. Sidebars present information on the background of the text and on how the text has been interpreted by the Church. Abundant quotations from saints and Church Fathers enable readers to glimpse the continuity of Catholic tradition. Each volume includes a Glossary, a list of Suggested Resources, an Index of Pastoral Topics, and an Index of Sidebars. Further resources are posted at the series Web site,

Future editions will include:
The Gospel of John by Francis Martin and William M. Wright IV
Romans by Scott Hahn
Galatians by Cardinal Albert Vanhoye and Peter S. Williamson
Hebrews by Mary Healy
James and 1-3 John by Kelly Anderson and Daniel Keating
Revelation by Peter S. Williamson


Stuart Dunn said...

Super pumped! Unfortunately Baker Academic doesn't give out review copies to the likes of me...but I guess I can ask for them for Christmas. :)

Timothy said...

I haven't received any review ones from them as of yet either, and I even know the main editor of the series personally. ;)