How to Read and Understand the Gospel of Matthew

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics & 5 CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
The Catholic University of America
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How to Read and Understand the Gospel of Matthew

Podcast-style audio course - 15 Topics & 5 CDs
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
The Catholic University of America
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
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Join acclaimed New Testament professor Ian Boxall, author of Discovering Matthew, to gain a deeper understanding of this remarkable Gospel’s shape and message. The Great biblical scholar Dom Henry Wansbrough notes that Prof. Boxall “has a talent for expressing profound and illuminating truths in a succinct and understandable form,” making him the perfect guide for this exploration.

The Gospel according to Matthew brings us in close touch with the Jewish origins of Christian faith. Rich in Old Testament quotations and allusions, it is keen to emphasize the continuity between Jesus’ life and teaching and Israel’s heritage.

Likely written as a foundation document for a community in transition in the early stages of separation from the wider Jewish community, this “Jewish Gospel” would also quickly become “the Church’s Gospel.” Its clear structure; fuller narrative of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection; and memorable record of Christ’s teaching indicate that it was the early Christians’ go-to Gospel for public reading, catechesis, and theological disputation.

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Join acclaimed New Testament professor Ian Boxall, author of Discovering Matthew, to gain a deeper understanding of this remarkable Gospel’s shape and message. The Great biblical scholar Dom Henry Wansbrough notes that Prof. Boxall “has a talent for expressing profound and illuminating truths in a succinct and understandable form,” making him the perfect guide for this exploration.

The Gospel according to Matthew brings us in close touch with the Jewish origins of Christian faith. Rich in Old Testament quotations and allusions, it is keen to emphasize the continuity between Jesus’ life and teaching and Israel’s heritage.

Likely written as a foundation document for a community in transition in the early stages of separation from the wider Jewish community, this “Jewish Gospel” would also quickly become “the Church’s Gospel.” Its clear structure; fuller narrative of Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection; and memorable record of Christ’s teaching indicate that it was the early Christians’ go-to Gospel for public reading, catechesis, and theological disputation.

In 15 compelling audio lectures, you’ll explore Matthew’s distinctive portrait of Jesus. Prof. Boxall will guide you from the Gospel’s fascinating opening genealogy to its climactic Great Commission. Along the way, you’ll explore topical questions pertinent to Matthew’s story: its memorable and challenging Sermon on the Mount, its multilayered healing stories, its interest in Peter and the Church, and its surprising teaching about judgment.

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Prof. Ian Boxall, D.Phil., is a British New Testament scholar and an associate professor of New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He received his master’s degree and doctorate in the New Testament, as well as his bachelor’s degree in theology, from the University of Oxford, where he wrote his dissertation on Revelation. Before moving to the United States in 2013, Prof. Boxall taught the New Testament in the United Kingdom for over twenty years, first at Chichester Theological College from 1992–1994, then at the University of Oxford from 1994–2013.

Among Prof. Boxall’s publications are a number of books on the Book of Revelation, including Revelation: Vision and Insight (SPCK, 2002), The Revelation of John (Continuum and Hendrickson, 2006), and Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse (Oxford University Press, 2013). He is also the author of Discovering Matthew (Eerdmans, 2015) and two undergraduate study guides to the New Testament: New Testament Interpretation and The Books of the New Testament (SCM Press, 2007). He was previously editor of Scripture Bulletin, the journal of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain.

Praise for Ian Boxall

“Ian Boxall is one of the brightest and most incisive of younger British Catholic New Testament scholars. Before being head-hunted for Catholic University, Washington, he taught with distinction for some years in the theology faculty of Oxford University. He has a talent for expressing profound and illuminating truths in a succinct and understandable form.”
– Fr. Henry Wansbrough, O.S.B., Liverpool Hope University

“Ian Boxall is well known as an outstanding scholar on all areas of the New Testament…. He has captivated his students at the University of Oxford and The Catholic University of America over many years now.”
– Nicholas King, S.J., University of London

“Ian Boxall has a great talent for communicating his vast knowledge and scholarship on the writings of the New Testament. Clarity combined with originality are key features of all his written works.”
– Catrin H. Williams, University of Wales Trinity Saint David

“Dr Ian Boxall is a hugely talented British New Testament scholar, and a renowned expert on the Book of Revelation, who is ideally suited to explain the intricacies of this complex but fascinating book.”
– Rev. Dr Adrian Graffy, Pontifical Bible Commission

“Professor Ian Boxall is a world-leading expert on the understanding and history of the interpretation of one of the most enigmatic books in the Bible, the Book of Revelation.”
– Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor Emeritus of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture at the University of Oxford

“In his course on the Gospel of Mark, Ian Boxall brings his scholarly expertise to the Gospel of Mark, traditionally represented by a lion: he calls it the untamed and untamable Gospel. Professor Boxall insightfully unveils Mark’s rich portrayal of Jesus and of discipleship in ways that will be deeply meaningful to all audiences, no matter their background or prior biblical knowledge.”
– Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary & University Baltimore, Maryland

“Ian Boxall is a leading academic authority on the Book of Revelation. His research is meticulous, his perspective is clear and his communication skills are second to none.”
– Prof. Mark Goodacre, Duke University

“Dr. Boxall has an excellent record of research and publication on the reception history of the gospels. He has a deep understanding of the biblical text and a broad knowledge of how it has been interpreted through the centuries. Furthermore, he has earned a reputation as an exceptionally gifted teacher able to effectively communicate his accumulated knowledge and wisdom.”
– Dr. David Bosworth, The Catholic University of America

  • Matthew: The Jewish Gospel and the Church’s Gospel
  • Beginnings: The Genealogy of Jesus
  • Beginnings: The Infancy of Jesus
  • Preparing for the Ministry: Baptism and Temptation
  • Jesus the Teacher: The Sermon on the Mount
  • Jesus the Healer: The Ministry Continues
  • Jesus and His Students: The Disciples
  • Jesus and Fulfillment: The Old Testament in Matthew
  • Built Upon the Rock: Jesus and the Church
  • The Journey to Jerusalem: Preparing for the Cross
  • Conflict in Jerusalem: Jesus and His Opponents
  • The Coming Judgment: Jesus and the Future
  • Endings: The Passion and Crucifixion
  • New Beginnings: The Resurrection
  • Learning from Matthew’s Gospel

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