Adult Faith Formation
The Gospel of Saint Matthew
With Dr. Catriona Fletcher and Dr. Anne Falkner
|The Gospel of Matthew is the most Jewish of all the gospels. It
was written around 85 AD for a community of believers who were
steeped in the traditions of Judaism but were being forced to
choose between their Jewish heritage and their Christian beliefs.
The Gospel was written to encourage believers at this difficult
time - to show that by following Christ they were continuing and
fulfilling their Jewish heritage rather than rejecting it.
The Christian Church today is facing change. The Gospel of Matthew can help Christians of the 21st century to see change as fulfilment of our Christian heritage rather than a denial of it.
The Jesus of Matthew’s Gospel is a Jewish rabbi who instructs his followers in five (lengthy) homilies on how to be disciples, how to be missionaries in their own country, how to be church and what the kingdom of heaven is really like. These homilies are as relevant in the 21st century as they were in the first century.
A course which offers an overview of the early days of the Church which is of great interest to Christians today.
Suitable for CPD course.
Suggested Offering: £75