For nearly 2000 years, the Sermon on the Mount has been the subject of endless discussion and controversy. Authors Dockery and Garland bring puzzling portions of Jesus' message to light. They uncover important background information on Old Testament law, Jewish faith and culture and makes this monumental passage more easily understandable. What does it mean to be "the salt of the earth" in the 1990s? What are the real implications of going the "second mile"?
The Christian who wants to translate faith into vital lifestyle will find practical encouragement in these teachings of Jesus.
David S. Dockery David E. Garland
David S. Dockery is President of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and a member of the board of 'Christianity Today', where he also serves as a consulting editor. In 2002, Dockery was named a Distinguished Alumnus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Grace Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Texas Christian University, and he holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas system. Dockery's other books include 'Basic Christian Beliefs' and the 'Holman Guide to Interpreting the Bible' (co-authored with George Guthrie).
David E. Garland is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.