Portrayal of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

Author: Cabrido, John Aranda
Year:2012
Pages:556
ISBN:0-7734-1406-1
978-0-7734-1406-8
Price:319.95
This is the first monograph on Matthew’s presentation of Jesus as “Shepherd.”
Seven passages are selected and critically analysed.
(Matt 2,1-12; 9,35-38; 15,21-28; 18,10-14; 25,31-46; 26,30-35; 28,16-20)

Reviews

“This work brings a new light on the narrative approach to the Gospels.”
-Prof. Rafael Vicent, Salesian Pontifical University

"Cabrido’s work is thorough in its investigation, persuasive in its argumentation, and clear in its conclusions. It provides an excellent explanation of how and why Jesus is presented as the Davidic and eschatological Shepherd in the Gospel of Matthew, even if Jesus is never so explicitly identified."
-Prof. Clay Alan Ham, Lincoln Christian University

From the Foreword
“. . . a uniquely original perspective . . . an important contribution to the research.”
­-Prof. Massimo Grilli, Pontifical Gregorian University

Table of Contents

PART I: PRELIMINARY MATTERS
CHAPTER I: Searching for the Shepherd in the Gospel of Matthew

PART II: NARRATIVE-CRITICAL ANALYSIS
CHAPTER II: The Shepherd of Israel: Matthew 2,1-12
CHAPTER III: The Shepherd of Israel — Moved with Compassion for His People: Matthew 9,35-38
CHAPTER IV: The Shepherd of Israel—Hope of the Gentiles: Matthew 15,21-28
CHAPTER V: The Shepherd in Search of the Little One: Matthew 18,10-14
CHAPTER VI: The Royal Shepherd as Judge for the Least: Matthew 25,31-46
CHAPTER VII: The Striking of the Shepherd: Matthew 26,30-35 (Matt 26,36-56)
CHAPTER VIII: The Shepherd Regathers the Flock: Matthew 28,16-20

PART III THEOLOGICAL SYNTHESIS

CHAPTER IX: The Shepherd of Israel for All Nations
1. The Progressive Portrayal of Jesus as Shepherd in Matthew’s Narrative
2. Matthew’s Narrative Strategy in Revealing Jesus as Shepherd
3. The Narrative Function of Jesus as Shepherd in Matthew’s Story

CONCLUDING STATEMENTS
1. A Brief Synthesis of the Conclusions of the Work
2. Topics which Deserve Further Research
3. The Challenges of the Theme for the Contemporary Reader

BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX OF AUTHORS