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Lecturers: Dan Hennessey, David LeSieur, Jerre Roberts, Catherine Upchurch
ISBN: 9780814686645, 8664
Publication Date: 10/19/2005
This study has 10 sessions, incorporating an introductory session and 9 lessons. The Study Set includes the Study Guide by Little Rock Scripture Study Staff and the New Collegeville Bible Commentary The Gospel According to Matthew, by Barbara E. Reid (Liturgical Press).
Barbara E. Reid, OP, PhD, is professor of New Testament and Academic Dean at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is the author of Parables for Preachers, Choosing the Better Part?, and co-editor of the Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology, published by Liturgical Press. She has also published various journal articles on New Testament topics.
Matthew presents Jesus of Nazareth as a great teacher and Son of God, emphasizing that he is Emmanuel ('God with us'), and that he is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. It follows the story from the virginal conception of Jesus, through his public ministry, to his passion, death, and resurrection, and commissioning the disciples to evangelize the whole world after his resurrection. Matthew, along with Mark and Luke, is one of the synoptic gospels. It is the primary gospel of year 'A' in the Catholic Church's liturgical cycle