The Gospel of Matthew (Catholic Commentary On Sacred Scripture Series)
This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life,...
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This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively in teaching, preaching, evangelization, and other forms of ministry. The Gospel of Matthew is an ideal resource for those preaching or teaching on the Sunday Gospel readings from Matthew for the liturgical year beginning in 2010.
^^About the Series
^The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS) responds to the desire of Catholics to study the Bible in depth and in a way that integrates Scripture with Catholic doctrine, worship, and daily life. The series will include seventeen volumes, offering readable, informative commentary on each book of the New Testament. The CCSS implements the theological principles taught by Vatican II for interpreting Scripture "in accord with the same Spirit by which it was written"--that is, interpreting Scripture in its canonical context and in the light of Catholic tradition and the analogy of faith (Dei Verbum 12).
This engaging commentary on the Gospel of Matthew is the fifth of seventeen volumes in the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), which will cover the entire New Testament. This volume, like each in the series, relates Scripture to life, is faithfully Catholic, and is supplemented by features designed to help readers understand the Bible more deeply and use it more effectively. Praise for the CCSS: "These commentaries are both exegetically sound and spiritually nourishing. They are indispensable tools for preaching, catechesis, evangelization, and other forms of pastoral ministry."--Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Is it possible to write a historically informed commentary on the Gospel of Matthew that does not position itself skeptically vis-a-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, professor of theology, University of DaytonPraise for the CCSS series:(3 versions from Kenneth Baker)"Here is a Catholic commentary on the Bible that offers useful and reliable information about the text of Holy Scripture for priests, deacons, teachers, Bible study groups, and lay Catholics who want to understand better the holy word of God."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"In the CCSS, priests will find help for their homilies. This Catholic commentary does not get lost in scholarly trivia that ordinary readers cannot understand. It is fully Catholic and clearly written, with abundant references to Catholic Tradition and the Catechism of the Catholic Church."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"The CCSS is a long-awaited addition to Catholic books on the Bible. It is clearly written, sticks to the facts, treats the Bible as true history, and does not get lost in idle speculation and guesswork about the sources of the Gospels and the other books. Homilists will find here the pearl of great price and the treasure hidden in a field. Laypersons who are looking for a truly Catholic interpretation of the Bible will find it here. Those who want to know more about God''s holy word in the Bible will want to purchase the whole set."--Kenneth Baker, SJ, editor, Homiletics and Pastoral Review"This series of commentaries is just what the Church needs today. It combines sound exegesis with pastoral and spiritual sensitivity and is accessible to any Catholic who wishes a reliable commentary on Scripture that is understandable, solid in its scholarship, and applicable to life. Recommended."--Ralph Martin, director graduate theology programs in the new evangelization, Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Archdiocese of Detroit; author of The Fulfillment of All Desire: A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints"The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture richly provides what has for so long been lacking among contemporary scriptural commentaries. Its goal is to assist Catholic preachers and teachers, lay and ordained, in their ministry of the Word. Moreover, it offers ordinary Catholics a scriptural resource that will enhance their understanding of God''s Word and thereby deepen their faith. Thus these commentaries, nourished on the faith of the Church and guided by scholarly wisdom, are both exegetically sound and spiritually nourishing. They are indispensable tools for preaching, catechesis, evangelization, and other forms of pastoral ministry."--Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap, executive director of the secretariat for doctrine, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops"Catholic biblical literature is so abundant that one might raise the question, do we need another commentary on the Holy Scriptures? Such a question will inevitably arise in the minds of those for whom science and mathematics alone give us valid knowledge. But whereas these branches of knowledge grow ''horizontally'' (that is, solve one problem to turn to the next), knowledge of God grows ''vertically.'' Every word coming from the mouth of God is so rich in content that commentaries--profound as they are--can never exhaust the divine manna. This is why the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture is to be warmly welcomed. It builds on the sublime insights delivered
Curtis Mitch (MA, Franciscan University) is research fellow and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Ohio. He is the coauthor with Scott Hahn of the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible and The Gospel of Matthew (The Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture) with Edward Sri
Edward Sri (STD., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome), provost and professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Colorado, is a popular conference speaker.
- Introduction To Matthew<br>outline Of Matthew<br>a Royal Son: Genealogy And Birth Of Jesus (1:1-25)<br>magi And Flight To Egypt (2:1-23)<br>john The Baptist And Jesus (3:1-17)<br>the Messiah Tested And Revealed (4:1-25)<br>sermon On The Mount Part 1: The Message Of The Kingdom (5:1-46)<br>sermon On The Mount Part 2: Treasures In Heaven (6:1-34)<br>sermon On The Mount Part 3: The House Built On Rock (7:1-29)<br>jesus' Healings (8:1-9:34)<br>the Mission Of The Twelve (9:35-10:42)<br>john The Baptist And Jesus The Messiah (11:1-30)<br>the Lord Of The Sabbath: One Greater Than Jonah, Solomon, And The Temple 	(12:1-50)<br>parables Of The Kingdom (13:1-58)<br>the Martyrdom Of John And The Continuing Ministry Of Jesus (14:1-15:39)<br>the Messiah's Sonship And Suffering (16:1-28)<br>jesus Is Transfigured And Instructs His Disciples (17:1-27)<br>true Greatness Within The Community (18:1-35)<br>on The Way To Jerusalem Part 1 (19:1-30)<br>on The Way To Jerusalem Part 2 (20:1-34)<br>the King And The Temple (21:1-46)<br>showdown In The Temple (22:1-23:39)<br>the Coming Judgment Part 1 (24:1-44)<br>the Coming Judgment Part 2 (24:45-25:46)<br>the Messiah Betrayed And Arrested (26:1-75)<br>the Climax Of The Cross (27:1-66)<br>the Messiah Is Risen! (28:1-20)<br>suggested Resources<br>glossary<br>index Of Pastoral Topics<br>index Of Sidebars<br>map