Preaching Matthew's Gospel
A Narrative Approach
Richard A. Jensen

Price: $22.95

ISBN: 0788012215
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 234
Jensen's research and insights provide a stimulating resource on Matthew's Gospel. Jensen provides "Homiletical Directions" at the end of each chapter that will help the preacher find a focus and locate themes for preaching the text. Jensen points to the ways in which the biblical writers lock their stories together with other stories in order to give fuller meaning to their narratives. He covers material that is not included in the assigned lectionary texts and discusses the inter-relatedness of Matthew's stories. These "narrative analogies" imply that preaching on Matthew's Gospel may at times be a retelling of two or more Matthean stories.

Richard A. Jensen is the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Professor of Homiletics at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is also Dean of the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching program of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools.