The Gospel of Matthew and the Passion of Jesus: Theological and Pastoral Perspectives

Donald Senior

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1998

Issue: Matthew (Vol. 18, No 4, Fall, 1998)

Matthew's passion narrative reaffirms Jesus' identity as the Messiah of God. It reveals the significance of suffering in the evangelist's vision of the church and its mission. It expresses a theology of history, recapitulating the biblical motif of death to life.

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