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Levering, Matthew 1971-

Works: 85 works in 412 publications in 1 language and 21,068 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Matthew Levering
Holy people, holy land : a theological introduction to the bible by Michael Dauphinais( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a much-needed focus on scripture's theological meaning as a basis for instruction in Christian doctrine. Inspired by St. Augustine, Dauphinais and Levering read the Bible theologically"--William Kurz, Marquette University
The theology of Augustine : an introductory guide to his most important works by Matthew Levering( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most theology students realize Augustine is tremendously influential on the Christian tradition as a whole, but they generally lack real knowledge of his writings. This volume introduces Augustine's theology through seven of his most important works. Matthew Levering begins with a discussion of Augustine's life and times and then provides a full survey of the argument of each work with bibliographical references for those who wish to go further. Written in clear, accessible language, this book offers an essential introduction to major works of Augustine that all students of theology -- and their professors! -- need to know. - Publisher
Ezra & Nehemiah by Matthew Levering( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, like each in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible, is designed to serve the church through aid in preaching, teaching, study groups, and so forth and demonstrate the continuing intellectual and practical viability of theological interpretation of the Bible. - Publisher. This commentary employs the template of "holy people and holy land" that Michael Dauphinais and I put forward as a way of understanding the unity withing diversity of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. The commentary suggests that the books of Ezra and Nehemiah are best appropriated and understood in the light of other biblical texts. My commentary is distinguished by how it approaches the meaning of history itself : the non-chronological relationships through which past, present, and future human beings share in different ways in the same realities. - Introduction
Participatory Biblical exegesis : a theology of Biblical interpretation by Matthew Levering( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing the love of Christ : an introduction to the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas by Michael Dauphinais( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical natural law : a theocentric and teleological approach by Matthew Levering( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to natural law theory challenges us to re-think biblical scholarship on the topic. Establishing the relevance of a biblical worldview to the contemporary pursuit of a moral life, Levering locates his argument in the context of the philosophical development of natural law theory
Vatican II : renewal within tradition by Matthew Levering( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In [book title], an international team of theologians offers a different reading of the documents from Vatican II. The Council was indeed putting forth a vision for the future of the Church, but that vision was grounded in two millennia of tradition. Taken together, these essays demonstrate that Vatican II's documents are a development from an established antecedent in the Roman Catholic Church."--Back cover
Reading John with St. Thomas Aquinas : theological exegesis and speculative theology by Matthew Levering( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aquinas the Augustinian by Michael Dauphinais( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and the demise of death : resurrection, afterlife, and the fate of the Christian by Matthew Levering( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens after death to Jesus and to those who follow him? This book offers a constructive theology that seeks to answer that very question, carefully considering both Jesus' descent into hell and eventual resurrection as integral parts of a robust vision of the Christian bodily resurrection. Taking on the claims of N T Wright and Richard B Hays, Matthew Levering draws strongly upon the work of Thomas Aquinas to propose a radical reconstruction of Christian eschatological theology -- one that takes seriously the profound ways in which Christianity and its beatific vision have been enriched by Platonic thought and emphasises the role of the Church community in the passage from life to death. In so doing, Levering underscores the hope in eternal life for Jesus' followers and gives readers firm and fruitful soil upon which to base conversations about the Christian's future."--Back cover
Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas by Matthew Levering( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"St. Thomas Aquinas produced his Commentary on the Romans near the end of his life while working on the Summa theologiae and commenting on Aristotle. The doctrinal richness of Paul's Letter to the Romans was well known to the church fathers, including Origen and Augustine, on whom Aquinas drew for his commentary. With this rich collection of essays by leading scholars, both Catholic and Protestant, Aquinas's commentary will become a major resource for ecumenical biblical and theological discussion. Authored by theologians, historians, and biblical scholars, Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas contributes to a historical reconstruction of Aquinas's exegesis and theology by addressing such topics as: the Holy Spirit, the Church, the faith of Abraham, worship, preaching, justification, sin and grace, predestination, Paul's apostolic vocation, the Jewish people, human sexuality, the relationship of flesh and spirit in the human person, the literal sense of Scripture, Paul's use of the Old Testament, and the relationship of Aquinas's commentary on Romans to his Summa theologiae. This volume fits within the contemporary reappropriation of St. Thomas Aquinas, which emphasizes his use of Scripture and the teachings of the church fathers without neglecting his philosophical insight."--Publisher's description
Mary's bodily Assumption by Matthew Levering( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mary’s Bodily Assumption, Matthew Levering presents a contemporary explanation and defense of the Catholic doctrine of Mary’s bodily Assumption. He asks: How does the Church justify a doctrine that does not have explicit biblical or first-century historical evidence to support it? With the goal of exploring this question more deeply, he divides his discussion into two sections, one historical and the other systematic. Levering’s historical section aims to retrieve the rich Mariological doctrine of the mid-twentieth century. He introduces the development of Mariology in Catholic Magisterial documents, focusing on Pope Pius XII’s encyclical Munificentissimus Deus of 1950, in which the bodily Assumption of Mary was dogmatically defined, and two later Magisterial documents, Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium and Pope John Paul II’s Redemptoris Mater. Levering addresses the work of the neo-scholastic theologians Joseph Duhr, Aloïs Janssens, and Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange before turning to the great theologians of the nouvelle théologie —Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Louis Bouyer, Joseph Ratzinger—and their emphasis on biblical typology. Using John Henry Newman as a guide, Levering organizes his systematic section by the three pillars of the doctrine on which Mary’s Assumption rests: biblical typology, the Church as authoritative interpreter of divine revelation under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the fittingness of Mary’s Assumption in relation to the other mysteries of faith. Levering’s ecumenical contribution is a significant engagement with Protestant biblical scholars and theologians; it is also a reclamation of Mariology as a central topic in Catholic theology. (Publisher)
The betrayal of charity : the sins that sabotage divine love by Matthew Levering( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Love was at one time a powerfully unifying force among Christians. In his letters, Paul consistently evokes charity as the avenue to both human and divine communion. If the magnitude of charity was of the utmost importance to early Christians, so were those sins that aimed to distract Christians from acting based on love. Taking seriously the efforts of Paul, and later Thomas Aquinas, to expose and root out the sins against charity, Matthew Levering reclaims the centrality of love for moral, and in fact all theology. As Levering argues, the practice of charity leads to inner joy and peace as well as outward mercy, good will, and unity with God and neighbor. The sins against charity--hatred, sloth, envy, discord and contention, schism, war and strife, and sedition and scandal--threaten loves concrete effects by rebelling against dependence on God and undermining interdependence on others. The Betrayal of Charity seriously considers the consequences of each of the sins against love, compelling individuals and communities to recognize their own loss of charity. In doing so, Levering fosters a spirit of restoration and reminds readers that love--not the sins against it--will have the last word."--Publisher's description
Paul in the Summa theologiae by Matthew Levering( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ressourcement Thomism : sacred doctrine, the Sacraments, and the moral life : essays in honor of Romanus Cessario, O.P. by Reinhard Hütter( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume explore three areas in which St. Thomas Aquinas's voice has never fallen silent: sacred doctrine, the relationship of sacraments and metaphysics, and the central role of virtue in moral theology. The essays highlight the importance of Aquinas in contemporary theology and exemplify how to draw upon the resources of the saint for contemporary purposes of appropriation and practice, rather than for strictly historical purposes. Throughout, one sees the importance of Aquinas for theology today
Jewish-Christian dialogue and the life of wisdom : engagements with the theology of David Novak by Matthew Levering( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book inquires as to whether theological dialogue between Christians and Jews is possible, not only in itself but also as regards the emergence of communities of Messianic Judaism. Levering first frames the question: Could Messianic Judaism be the path by which God wills to overcome supersessionism? Though his answer is no, he argues that theologically, Christian supersessionism need not require condemnation of Judaism, no more than Judaism requires condemnation of Christianity. Exploring the interrelated doctrines of divine providence/theonomy, the image of God, and natural law, Levering places Novak's broadly Maimonidean perspective in conversation with Thomas Aquinas. He concludes by asking whether Christians and Jews would do better to bracket our covenantal commitments, in pursuing wisdom. By this wisdom, he means weeding from Jewish-Christian dialogue the harsh supersessionism held by both Christian superssessionists and Jewish counter-supersessionists who refuse to forfeit their central covenantal place and leave any covenantal room for the other. For supersessionism, by rejecting the Gospel, Jews lose any relationship with God; for counter supersessionism, by rejecting the primacy of Torah, Christians lose any relationship with God. When Jews and Christians, obedient to revelation, understand themselves as people called uniquely by God, this 'particularity' does not destroy the ability of humans to work together cooperatively. So, with Novak, Levering proposes a shared witness to transcendent hope In Jewish-Christian dialogue's significance for engaging adherents of a purely secular worldview
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Holy people, holy land : a theological introduction to the bible
Alternative Names
Levering, Matthew Webb

Levering Matthew Webb 1971-....

Matthew Levering American theologian

Webb Levering, Matthew 1971-

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Ezra & NehemiahParticipatory Biblical exegesis : a theology of Biblical interpretationBiblical natural law : a theocentric and teleological approachVatican II : renewal within traditionReading John with St. Thomas Aquinas : theological exegesis and speculative theologyAquinas the AugustinianJesus and the demise of death : resurrection, afterlife, and the fate of the ChristianThe betrayal of charity : the sins that sabotage divine love