Who is Jesus? Why should we worship him? This book answers those questions by surveying Matthew's primary theological themes and how they interconnect with the rest of the Bible. Quarles focuses on Matthew's portrait of Jesus as the Savior of sinners, the King of God's people, the founder of a new Israel, and the incarnation of the Creator.
The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability—a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: Foundations for a Theology of Matthew
1. Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew
2. Introduction to the Theological Study of Matthew
Part 2: The New Moses: Jesus, Our Savior
3. Matthew’s Development of the New Moses Theme
4. The Theological Significance of the New Moses Theme
Part 3: The New David: Jesus, Our King
5. Matthew’s Development of the New David Theme
6. The Theological Significance of the New David Theme
Part 4: The New Abraham: Jesus, Our Founder
7. Matthew’s Development of the New Abraham Theme
8. The Theological Significance of the New Abraham Theme
Part 5: The New Creator: Jesus, Our God
9. Matthew’s Development of the New Creator Theme: The Titles of Jesus
10. Matthew’s Development of the New Creator Theme: Other Descriptions of Jesus
11. The Theological Significance of the New Creator Theme
Charles L. Quarles (B.A., University of Mississippi; M.Div. and Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is Vice President for Integration of Faith and Learning, Dean of the Louisiana College Caskey School of Divinity, and William Peterson Carter Sr. Research Professor of New Testament and Greek, at Louisiana College’s Division of Christian Studies.
"An up-to-the-minute, mid-range, pastorally focused collection of Explorations in Biblical Theology." — J. I. Packer, Regent College
"Neither superficial nor highly technical.... Reformed theology as it is most helpfully taught." — Wayne Grudem, Phoenix Theological Seminary
"This is biblical theology at its finest. Dr. Quarles is closely tethered to the text, attentive to allusions from the Old Testament, and unrelenting in his emphasis on the one-of-a-kind glory of Jesus as God. I commend this book very highly. It will stoke a fire in your heart and create a burning desire to herald the glories of Jesus from the treasures, new and old, in the gospel of Matthew." — Jason Meyer, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church
"Using key Old Testament figures and themes as his framework, Charles Quarles summarizes very nicely Matthew's main theological ideas. The book is marked by an admirable combination of biblical exposition and practical application." — Douglas J. Moo, Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Chair of the Committee on Bible Translation, Wheaton College