RLST 152 - Lecture 7 - The Gospel of Matthew
Lecture 7 - The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew contains some of the most famous passages that both Christians and non-Christians are familiar with. However, Matthew also presents itself paradoxically as preaching a Torah observant Christianity and a Christian mission that seeks to reach gentiles. The figure of Jesus in Matthew is that of a teacher, the founder of the Church, and the model for the apostles and Matthew's own community. Matthew seems to be writing for a church community that needs encouragement to have faith in a time of trouble.
Ehrman, Bart D. The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, pp. 101-120
Bible: The Gospel of Matthew