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The Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming the Royal Christ through the Christian Year

Spring 2007, Vol. 104, No. 2

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Table of Contents

First Words:


First Words . . . The Gospel of Matthew: Editorial Introduction

By Craig T. McMahan, Minister to the University and Dean of the Chapel, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia..


A Word From . . .

By Walter B. Shurden, Callaway Professor of Christianity and Executive Director of The Center for Baptist Studies, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.


A Word About . . . Tradition or Faith

By Thomas B. Slater, Professor of New Testament, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia.



Thematic Words:


The Gospel of Matthew and the Value of the Liturgical Year

By Vaughn Crowe Tipton, University Chaplain and Associate Professor of Religion, Furman Univeristy, Greenville, South Carolina.


“King of the Jews”: Kingship and Anti-Kingship Rhetoric in Matthew’s Birth, Baptism, and Transfiguration Narratives

By Richard Vinson, Professor of New Testament at the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.


The Exercise of Jesus’ Royal Power: Lent through Trinity Sunday


By Steven Sheeley, Assistant Vice President for Academic Records and Academic Advising, Shorter College, Rome, Georgia.



Preaching in Ordinary Time: The Extraordinary Subjects of Jesus’ Realm


By Wade Bibb, Assistant Professor of Religion, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee.



Preaching the Parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel in Ordinary Time: The Extraordinary Tales of God’s World


By Linda McKinnish Bridges, Associate Dean of the College, the Undergraduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.




Expository Words:



Under My Wings: Jesus’ Motherly Love: Matthew 23:37-39


By Carolyn Blevins, Associate Professor of Religion, Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee.



A Fresh Reading of Jesus’ Last Words: Matthew 28:16-20


By Dan Day, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina.



Words About Recent Books:

  • Dever, Mark and Paul Alexander. The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

  • Erickson, Millard J., Paul Kjoss Helseth, and Justin Taylor, eds. Reclaiming the Center: Confronting Evangelical Accommodation in Postmodern Times

  • Halpern, Baruch. David’s Secret Demons: Messiah, Murderer, Traitor, King

  • Hawn, C. Michael. Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally

  • McDonald, Ron. The Spirituality of Community Life: When We Come ‘Round Right

  • Moloney, Francis J. Mark: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist

  • Roetzel, Calvin J. Paul: A Jew on the Margins

  • Vanhoozer, Kevin J. The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology

         . . . and Others


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