Kresta in the Afternoon – December 12, 2019 – Hour 1

+  How Matthew Introduces us to Jesus (full hour)

  • Description: Advent is an ideal time to study and reflect on how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies. In his Gospel, Matthew declares Christ to be Emmanuel, linking him to passages throughout Isaiah and other Old Testament books. We’ll talk about it again with Dr Leroy Huizenga.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Leroy Huizenga
      Dr. Leroy A. Huizenga is Administrative Chair of Arts and Letters and Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and the author of Behold the Christ: Proclaiming the Gospel of Matthew. After teaching at Wheaton College for five years, Dr. Huizenga was received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil of 2011. He is also the author of The New Isaac: Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew and is currently writing a major commentary on the Gospel of Mark for Bloomsbury T&T Clark’s International Theological Commentary series.
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    • Behold the Christ: Proclaiming the Gospel of Matthew

      Behold the Christ: Proclaiming the Gospel of Matthew, by Leroy A. Huizenga, reveals the significance of St. Matthew's Jesus: He is Emmanuel, God with us always, who saves his people from their sins by dying for them. In showing how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament, gave us a way to live, and taught us how to follow the narrow way to the kingdom of heaven, St. Matthew modeled the fourfold way of reading Scripture according to letter and spirit. Above all, St. Matthew's Gospel presents Jesus Christ founding the Catholic Church as a robust, rigorous religion with rich rituals, chiefly the sacrificial Eucharist as sustenance on the narrow way to heaven. Jesus demands much of his Church, but the same Jesus who commands his Church also promises and delivers much—above all, himself. Keyed to the lectionary and featuring a section on the relevance of St. Matthew's Gospel for our contemporary age, Behold the Christ will make the Gospel and indeed the Faith real to today's readers. (learn more)

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