Hermeneutics of Mission in Matthew


The Gospel of Matthew is pivotal in scholarly discussion on the hermeneutical use of
the Old Testament in the New. In this publication Bitrus Sarma proposes that Matthew
utilizes the Old Testament as a book of promise of God’s salvific plan and that Jesus is the
fulfillment of that promise. For Matthew, God’s purpose to save fallen humanity is the
grand narrative of the Bible. Using promise-fulfillment as the interpretative framework
for mission theology, Sarma explores redemptive events and institutions, geography,
prophetic ministry, and intertextual typology.

About the Author

BITRUS A. SARMA and his family live in Jos, Nigeria. He is the Undergraduate Academic Dean of Jos ECWA Theological Seminary (JETS) where he teaches New Testament Greek, Hermeneutics and Theology, and gained his PhD in Theology and ThM. Dr Sarma, an ordained minister, has been involved in theological education for over two decades and has also served as a missionary with the Evangelical Missionary Society (EMS) of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA).

Book Information


ISBN: 9781783689095

Category: Academic

Region: World

Publishing Date: 2015-03-31

Number of pages: 254


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