Publications

Ray Collins' NewEST Book Published - June 2017

Raymond F. Collins, Wealth, Wages, and the Wealthy: New Testament Insight for Preachers and Teachers (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2017), Ray Collins' newest and probably last book, was published last week (June 19).  It is available directly from Liturgical Press or from Amazon.com.

Fulfilling what he has called a "grave responsibility," Pope Francis has often addressed the issue of economic inequality and the use of personal, corporate, and national wealth. Francis's teaching is rooted in the teaching of Jesus, preserved in the pages of the New Testament. The Bible has more to say about the use of wealth than it does about other moral issues of our day, yet this teaching seldom enters into the conscience of believers. In Wealth, Wages, and the Wealthy: New Testament Insight for Preachers and Teachers Fr. Raymond F. Collins redresses this issue and provides the reader with a careful examination not only of what Jesus said about wealth but also of what each of the New Testament authors wrote about the topic. Raymond F. Collins is a Roman Catholic priest and a New Testament scholar. Most of his academic career was spent at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, the world's oldest Catholic university, and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he taught and served as the dean of the School of Religious Studies. Among his twenty books are major commentaries on Paul's First and Second Letters to the Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.

Fulfilling what he has called a "grave responsibility," Pope Francis has often addressed the issue of economic inequality and the use of personal, corporate, and national wealth. Francis's teaching is rooted in the teaching of Jesus, preserved in the pages of the New Testament. The Bible has more to say about the use of wealth than it does about other moral issues of our day, yet this teaching seldom enters into the conscience of believers. In Wealth, Wages, and the Wealthy: New Testament Insight for Preachers and Teachers Fr. Raymond F. Collins redresses this issue and provides the reader with a careful examination not only of what Jesus said about wealth but also of what each of the New Testament authors wrote about the topic.

Raymond F. Collins is a Roman Catholic priest and a New Testament scholar. Most of his academic career was spent at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, the world's oldest Catholic university, and at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he taught and served as the dean of the School of Religious Studies. Among his twenty books are major commentaries on Paul's First and Second Letters to the Corinthians and the Pastoral Epistles, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus.


 

In March 2016, Now You Know Media published a DVD/CD series on "John the Baptist" by Ray Collins (AC, '59). In May the company published another DVD/CD series by Ray entitled "Upon This Rock: Who Was The Apostle Peter?"


Ray Collins' 20th book!

Raymond F. Collins, Accompanied by a Believing Wife: Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities, Liturgical Press

Available through Liturgical Press

What light does the New Testament shed on the practice of celibacy for the sake of the kingdom? In his newest work, renowned Scripture scholar Raymond F. Collins turns his attention to the question, which, of course, has important implications for the church in our own day. Though the answer is not a simple one, and it does not necessarily translate automatically into clear contemporary ecclesial policy, it still serves as an important foundation for discussion.



Finbar Manghan, The Mysterious Story of Gitano Cervantes: Vignettes of Life (and Death) under a Broken System of Criminal Justice, Archway Publishing  

Available through: www.Archwaypublishing.com, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com

A podcast interview commenting on the book can be accessed online at: http://toginet.com/shows/indiebookpublishing.  Below 'Recent Shows" you will see "View all podcasts."  Click on that and scroll down to the date of Feb. 9, 2014 and the interview will be listed with the name "Finbar Manghan."


Toan Do, Rethinking the Death of Jesus: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Hilasmos and Agape in 1 John 2:1-2; 4:7-10.  Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology 72; Leuven; Peeters-Leuven University Press, 2014

Available through Peeters-Leuven