The Infancy Narratives of St. Matthew’s Gospel: Fr. Nicholas King SJ

 

IN THIS ‘YEAR OF THE WORD’ (THE GOD WHO SPEAKS) WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO GIVE TIME TO REFLECT UPON THE WORD OF GOD IN SCRIPTURE. IN PARTICULAR THIS YEAR WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER IN MORE DEPTH THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW

Since the beginning of Advent we have been hearing St. Matthew’s version of the Christmas story. It gives us a different perspective from St. Luke’s narrative.  Listening to those scriptures may have raised questions for us. Why do we need to know the genealogy of Jesus? Who are these women mentioned within it? Why are dreams so important in the scriptures? What do these narratives have to say to us today?

Fr. Nicholas King a Jesuit priest from Oxford and well-known scripture scholar offers us three talks which can help us to explore these very first chapters of Matthew’s Gospel.