Matthew: A Gospel for a Divided Community is a work of biblical theology with special interest in spirituality. There are very few books available today that approach scripture with the specific interests of spirituality. Generally, Bible commentaries are exegesis of the text without ... application or interpretation to real-life issues. Matthew is a work of biblical spirituality. In approaching the Gospel of Matthew, the author deals with all the usual questions of books on the Bible--where it was written, by whom, why, when, how. However, in approaching these topics, Dr. Doohan focuses on the implications for Christians living today. For example, when he deals with Matthew, he is not so much interested in historical information as he is in Matthew's attitudes and approaches to life--which are very relevant and challenging to us today. ""Clearly written . . . excellent resource for pastoral leaders . . . lively, solid, and insightful . . . deserves a hearty welcome among both students and teachers in adult education courses . . . should have a wide appeal . . . thoroughly documented, and yet written in a style that will appeal to the ordinary Christian as well as to biblical scholars and theologians."" Dr. Leonard Doohan is Professor Emeritus at Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. He has written twenty-four books and many articles and has given hundreds of workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East. Dr. Doohan has written six books on various aspects of the New Testament, and six books on the spirituality and roles of laity in the contemporary church. Doohan's recent books include Spiritual Leadership: The Quest for Integrity (2007), Enjoying Retirement: Living Life to the Fullest (2010), Courageous Hope: The Call of Leadership (2011), The One Thing Necessary: The Transforming Power of Christian Love (2012), Spiritual Leadership: How to Become a Great Spiritual Leader--Ten Steps and a Hundred Suggestions (2014), Ten Strategies to Nurture Our Spiritual Lives (2014), and Rediscovering Jesus' Priorities (2014).
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