Renowned theologian and storyteller John Shea offers his marvelous scriptural and theological
insights into the Gospel of Matthew. His captivating stories and examples relate Matthew's
gospel to contemporary Christian life in ways that are "preachable, teachable and personal."
B. Genealogy and Birth of Jesus (1:1-25)
C. John the Baptizer (3:1-12)
D. Temptation of Jesus (4:1-11)
E. Messengers from John the Baptizer (11:2-19)
F. Transfiguration (17:1-13)
G. Laborers in the Field (19:27-20:16); Two Sons (21:23-32)
H. Wicked Tenants (21:33-46); Wedding Banquet (22:1-14)
I. Caesar and God (22:15-22); Greatest Commandment (22:34-23:12)
J. Stay Awake (24:37-44)
K. Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids (25:1-13); Talents (25:14-30)
L. Judgment of the Nations (25:31-46); Conclusion
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lectors, liturgy planners, and the growing number of Catholics who meet in prayer groups.
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John (Jack) Shea is a theologian and storyteller who lectures nationally and internationally on storytelling in world religions, faith-based health care, contemporary spirituality, and the spirit at work movement. Formerly, he was a professor of systematic theology and the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, a research professor at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University of Chicago, and the Advocate Healthcare Senior Scholar in Residence at the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith and Ethics. He has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and Boston College.
He has published thirteen books of theology and spirituality and two books of poetry. His latest three books are Gospel Light: Jesus Stories for Spiritual Consciousness (Crossroad, 1997), Elijah at the Wedding Feast and Other Tales (Acta, 1999), and Spirituality and Health Care: Reaching Toward a Holistic Future (Park Ridge Center, 2000). He is presently at work on a four volume series that will provide literary/spiritual interpretations of the Sunday gospels. These interpretations — The Spiritual Wisdom of the Gospels for Christian Preachers and Teachers — will be a resource for lectionary based preaching and teaching.