To All the Nations: Lutheran Hermeneutics and the Gospel of Matthew
Mtata, Kenneth and Craig Koester, editors
Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2015 pp. 200. Ä19.80
Description: In his pastoral and theological reflections, Martin Luther always sought faithfully to discern the Word of God from the Scriptures. Luther drew on the Gospel of Matthew when developing edifying sermons as well as teasing out valuable ethical insights for the Christian engagement in society. While his immediate ≠audience was in Wittenberg, the Gospel of Matthew has continued to be a resource for the churchís mission.
In this collection of essays, internationally renowned theologians reflect on the ongoing reception of the Gospel of Matthew from the Reformation until today, and how, in light of the Lutheran interpretive traditions, it remains a valuable resource for the church as it seeks to respond to contemporary concerns in its mission to the whole world.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches
Review by Sung Cho
Citation: Sung Cho, review of Kenneth Mtata and Craig Koester, eds., To All the Nations: Lutheran Hermeneutics and the Gospel of Matthew, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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