By Erasmo Leiva

ISBN-10: 0898705584

ISBN-13: 9780898705584

To the unstudied eye, Matthew's gospel can look a terse narrative, virtually a old record and never the enormously non secular (and doctrinal) storehouse that it truly is. Erasmo Leiva right here acts as our advisor, exhibiting Matthew's prose to be no longer terse quite a bit as economical--astoundingly so given its intensity. The lay reader can derive nice benefit from analyzing this. each one brief meditation reviews on a verse or , pointing to a few part of the textual content no longer instantly obvious.

Leiva's paintings is scholarly yet eminently approachable through the non-technical reader. The tone is especially a lot gustate et videte, quoniam suavis est Dominus [taste and spot how stable the Lord is]-as it really is "friend, arise higher!". The objective of the e-book is to aid the reader event the warmth of the divine heart/the gentle of the divine Word.

Leiva issues to Matthew's gospel as being deeply ecclesial since it is first Christological. He reviews at the Greek textual content, demonstrating to the reader nuances within the textual content that defy translation into English with no critical revision of the textual content. Leiva makes use of linguistic research to help the non-Greek reader with the literal that means of the textual content; various costs from the Fathers and the liturgy of the church show the best way the culture has lived and skim the note of God. His theological mirrored image vivifies doctrine through looking its roots within the phrases and activities of Jesus.

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