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The Gospel of Matthew (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture) Paperback – December 1, 2010
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"In this exciting new commentary on the Gospel of Matthew, Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri do an outstanding job of fulfilling the biblical vision of Vatican II. For years I have wished for an up-to-date Catholic commentary on Matthew that would unite history and theology, Scripture and tradition, Old and New Testaments, Jewish roots and Christian faith. Now we have one! This extremely readable commentary should be on the shelf of any priest, deacon, seminarian, or layperson who wants to bring out 'treasures new and old' from the pages of the First Gospel."--Brant Pitre, Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans
"Is it possible to write a historically informed commentary on the Gospel of Matthew that does not position itself skeptically vis-à-vis the claims made in the narrative? Catholic scholars have for some time been hesitant to answer yes. In this volume, Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri invite us to meet the Jesus depicted by the evangelist Matthew--to meet him in his historical context and to meet him without fear that Matthew is leading us astray. The result is like meeting Jesus again for the first time: the Jesus whom we worship in the liturgy meets us in the Gospel as the living, breathing first-century Jew who is Emmanuel, God with us."--Matthew Levering, University of Dayton
Praise for the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture
"An ideal tool for living our faith more deeply. This extraordinary resource combines superior scholarship and a vivid, accessible style that will serve the interested layperson and the serious scholar equally well. It should be on the shelf of every committed Catholic believer. I highly recommend it."--Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Denver
"This is a landmark achievement in theological interpretation of Scripture in and for the Church. Everything about it is inviting and edifying. It is a wonderful gift to the Catholic Church and a model for the rest of us. Highly recommended for all!"--Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore
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About the Author
Edward Sri (STD, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome), provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, is a founding leader with Curtis Martin of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) and th
Top Customer Reviews
One comment on the commentary that bothered me a bit was the authors' statement on the Martyrdom of the Holy Innocents as that it "was not of the magnitude that is sometimes imagined." That may be true as to the actual number of children slain, but I thought the comment was a bit insensitive as to the magitude of the massacre itself. These were wholly innocent infants and toddlers who were not Christian but were slaughtered because Christ came into the world - and the evil one through Herod was trying to kill him.Read more ›
The only thing I would hope to change from this commentary on the different books in the New Testament is that they expand to the Old as well!
I also love the way the authors bridges the Gospel passages with the Old Testament and St. Paul's epistles. This book will paint a brighter picture of Jesus in your life and in your day.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
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The Gospel of Matthew Commentary is a fantastic resource for the Book of Matthew.Published 2 months ago by Barb
I intend to read study all the Gospels that use this format: cite the text, explain meaning of uncommon vocabulary and show what the ancient church thought of the phrase. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lawrence G. DeBlois
Purchased for my Bible class. It is excellent and easy to understand and thought provoking.Published 20 months ago by West. mom