The Gospel of Matthew: A Bible Study Course

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Catholic Theological Union
(8 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

The Gospel of Matthew: A Bible Study Course

Podcast-style audio course - 12 Topics & 4 CDs
Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
Catholic Theological Union
(8 customer reviews)
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Audio Sample:

Let one of the world’s foremost Scripture scholars guide you to a deeper appreciation of the Gospel According to Matthew.

More than any other Gospel, Matthew reflects Christianity’s Jewish roots. As the first book of the New Testament, it provides a fitting transition from the Old Testament. Revered as the “Church’s Gospel,” Matthew draws on Jewish Law while anticipating a Church “of all nations.”

To appreciate Matthew, then, you must first understand its historical and theological contexts. Now, Fr. Donald Senior, a leading expert on Matthew, helps you discover anew the evangelist’s profo

Audio Sample:

Let one of the world’s foremost Scripture scholars guide you to a deeper appreciation of the Gospel According to Matthew.

More than any other Gospel, Matthew reflects Christianity’s Jewish roots. As the first book of the New Testament, it provides a fitting transition from the Old Testament. Revered as the “Church’s Gospel,” Matthew draws on Jewish Law while anticipating a Church “of all nations.”

To appreciate Matthew, then, you must first understand its historical and theological contexts. Now, Fr. Donald Senior, a leading expert on Matthew, helps you discover anew the evangelist’s profound themes and literary features. Combining world-class scholarship with faithful insights, this course is both erudite and accessible.

You’ll begin by considering Matthew’s similarities with and differences from Mark, Luke, and John. Next, you will explore its historical background and fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures. You will then cover the full span of the Gospel of Matthew, from the infancy narrative to the Great Commission. Just as the triumphant Risen Christ commissioned His disciples, so too will He call you to follow Him “to the end of the age.”

Taking a closer look at passages like the Sermon on the Mount, you will unpack Matthew’s most unique features and compelling messages. With this newfound appreciation, you will find inspiration and guidance for the Christian life.

* This is a second edition of The Gospel of Matthew with completely re-recorded and updated lectures. If you’ve purchased the first edition, we recommend this new and improved version.

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Fr. Donald Senior is one of Catholicism’s leading New Testament scholars. He is President Emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also a professor of the New Testament. A Roman Catholic priest of the Passionist order, Fr. Senior has served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission since Pope John Paul II named him to it in 2001. He has taught and led study tours in the Holy Land for over 25 years. In addition to having written books and articles too numerous to list, Fr. Senior is the general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Study Bible, as well as coeditor of the 22-volume commentary series New Testament Message.

Fr. Donald Senior earned his doctorate in New Testament Studies from the University of Louvain, Belgium, and completed further graduate studies at Hebrew Union College and Harvard University. He is past president of the Catholic Biblical Association and of the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada. In 1994, the Catholic Library Association of America gave him its Jerome Award for outstanding scholarship. In 1996, the National Catholic Education Association awarded him the Bishop Loras Lane Award for his outstanding contribution to theological education.

 

Praise for Fr. Donald Senior

 “If you're looking to understand Jesus you could do no better than Donald Senior. One of the leading scholars on Jesus, and on the Gospels, Father Senior is a superb companion, teacher and spiritual guide, who will help you, in an accessible and inviting way, come to know both the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith.”
– James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage


“Father Donald Senior is a leading expert on the Gospel of Matthew. No one is more qualified to explain its intricacies. Not only are his insights the fruit of technical expertise, but his reflections are pastorally sensitive and inviting. Now You Know Media has done a great service to produce these accessible, user-friendly resources. Highly recommended!”
– Fr. Ronald D. Witherup, P.S.S.


“Whoever allows Donald Senior, C.P., to be their guide through the Gospel of Matthew is in for a wonderful experience. Having immersed himself in studying, teaching, and preaching this Gospel for decades, Fr. Senior both opens up the meaning of the text and leads one to embrace its transformative power for believers today.”
– Sr. Barbara Reid, O.P., VP and Academic Dean at CTU

  • Lecture 1: What is a Gospel?
  • Lecture 2: The Background of Matthew’s Gospel
  • Lecture 3: The Infancy Narrative
  • Lecture 4: The Beginning of Jesus’ Mission
  • Lecture 5: The Sermon on the Mount, Part I
  • Lecture 6: The Sermon on the Mount, Part II
  • Lecture 7: Discipleship and Mission in Matthew
  • Lecture 8: Opposition to Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel
  • Lecture 9: Confession of Jesus as Messiah: The Gospel’s Christology
  • Lecture 10: Matthew’s Vision of the Church: The Community Discourse of Chapter 18
  • Lecture 11: Last Days in Jerusalem
  • Lecture 12: Death and Resurrection

8 reviews for The Gospel of Matthew: A Bible Study Course

  1. Robert

    emotional

    What an emotional and compelling presentation of the dramatic story of our Lord. Fr. Senior is a genius exegete and his tone conveys the great pathos of the Gospel story. This and his John lectures have greatly enhanced my understanding of those Gospels.

  2. Ken

    Fr. Senior’s knowledge of the subject is impressive!

    Fr. Senior’s knowledge of the subject is impressive and the information gained is extremely helpful in understanding this complex Gospel.

  3. Ron V., VA

    Fall Survey: October 2016

    Insightful content and effective delivery.

  4. Tommy

    Excellent overview of the Gospel of Matthew

    Fr. Senior did a masterful job helping me understand the Gospel of Matthew. His historical knowledge is impressive, and he had some humorous comments along the way. I highly recommend this course!

  5. Ron V., VA

    Spring Survey: April 2017

    I enjoyed the way Fr. Senior walks through the Gospel with you, commenting along the way. I prefer this approach to the “theme” approach.

  6. Steve D., VA

    Summer Survey: July 2017

    Fr. Senior is a wise teacher – very much worth getting this course!

  7. Barry M., Australia

    2017 Christmas Survey

    Insightful and reverent, scholarly and relevant

  8. William N., HI

    2017 Christmas Survey

    This Gospel deals with the Church in transition which is now taking place again.

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