on 19 August 1998
Daniel Harrington has produced a superbly readable commentary on Matthew's gospel. His mastery of current scholarship is evident (one would expect nothing less), and his interpretive insights are consistently on the mark. Although the Sacra Pagina series is an openly Roman Catholic project, Protestants will find that Harrington's treatment of traditionally "Catholic" texts is quite fair to all credible views, and his sincere effort to make sense of scripture on its own terms is admirable. This volume deserves a home in the library of every serious student of the First Gospel. Bravo, Daniel J. Harrington!
on 15 August 2011
I found this book to be a very readable, yet scholarly book.
It is of great benefit that the Gospel script preceeds the commentary about the particular section, unlike most biblical commentaries.
I have found Harrington's book helpful when preparing liturgies through this liturgical year. It is also useful when writing a weekly reflection in the parish bulletin based on the Gospel for Sunday.