The Theology of the Gospel of Matthew / Edition 1

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Matthew's Gospel is the most significant Jewish-Christian document of the New Testament. Ulrich Luz both outlines and elucidates the story told in the Gospel, emphasizing its focal points: the Sermon on the Mount, the miracles, the renunciation of possessions, and particularly the theology of judgment by works, an idea that represents both a challenge, in its quest for a church set apart from non-Christians by deeds alone, and a burden, through its traumatic origin in the breach between Matthew's community and the Israelite majority.
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Editorial Reviews

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"With this volume in the New Testament Theology series, Ulrich Luz makes another significant contribution to Matthean studies....Luz's fine study...provides an insightful, informed, and stimulating discussion of Matthew's Gospel. But his approach also raises important questions about how current narrative or audience-oriented work might contribute to 'a theology of Matthew,' about what 'theology' is for this Gospel, how it is done, and how it might be engaged. For these contributions we are indebted to Professor Luz." Journal of Biblical Literature

"The series has received enthusiastic notices, setting a high standard for clarity and usefulness -- a standard to which these works live up." Pro Ecclesia

"Luz is an excellent guide to the theological messages of Matthew and Luke, and to responsible engagement with that witness today. Pastors, students, and scholars all stand to benefit from this volume." John T. Carroll, Interpretation

" excellent guide to reading the canonical text." Sean P. Kealy, C.S.Sp.,The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Warren Carter
There is much to commend in this study. Luz covers an enormous amount of territory in the book's 150 pages. Everywhere his insights and learning are evident. Throughout, his chosen emphases are well placed, and the argument is carefully focused. The writing is clear. Yet the book is no simple introduction. Repeatedly, Luz deftly addresses central issues and dilemmas in Matthean scholarship, succinctly outlining varying approaches and sustaining his own....Luz's fine study...provides an insightful, informed, and stimulating discussion of Matthew's Gospel.
Society of Biblical Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521435765
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2013
  • Series: New Testament Theology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Book; 2. The Prologue (Matthew 1:1-4:22); 3. The discourse on the Mount (Matthew 5-7); 4. The ministry of the Messiah and his disciples in Israel (Matthew 8:1-11:30); 5. The origins of the community of disciples in Israel (Matthew 12:1-16:20); 6. The life of the community of disciples (Matthew 16:21-20:34); 7. The final reckoning with Israel and the judgement of the community (Matthew 21:1-25:46); 8. Passion and Easter (Matthew 26-28); 9. Concluding thoughts.
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