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Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher

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This work by R.T. France is not intended to be a guide to all that has been written in recent years about Matthew. Rather, it is an extended introduction to Matthew designed for a non-specialist readership. France concentrates on those areas he finds most interesting and important for the appreciation of Matthew, but he does touch on most major areas of discussion in Matth ...more
Paperback, 346 pages
Published October 8th 2004 by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published December 1989)
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Nicholas Varady-szabo
France's Introduction to Matthew is comprehensive, so comprehensive that I struggled to keep my eyes open reading it... Don't tackle this unless you have a scholarly level of interest in the background and themes in the book of Matthew. ...more
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France's Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher is an excellent extended introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. Though the first four chapters are somewhat boring and technical (but important!), chapters 5-7 are especially rewarding and beneficial. France's chapters on Fulfillment, Matthew and Israel, and Matthew's Gospel and the Church would greatly benefit anyone desiring to understand the Gospel of Matthew better. I found these chapters to be particularly enlightening and edifying.

Though the back of
Tommi Karjalainen
Really good! Each section engages with the relevant literature. Some other author might have titled the book "Matthew's Theology" but France avoids this: the book is not about theology but about a person, Jesus. ...more
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Richard Thomas France was a New Testament scholar and Anglican cleric, and Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Bangor.

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