Any one of our 53 courses can be taken at your own convenience. Whether it's an L.Th for ministry, or a course or two for interest and knowledge, we can fit serious part-time courses around anyone's lifestyle, anywhere in New Zealand. The course content is rich, the fees are modest, and there are no travel requirements. There is no time like now to pursue your interest in studying with EIDTS
EIDTS' Theology by Correspondence is part-time study for prospective ministers and theology enthusiasts.
This course will assist students to appreciate the writer of the first Gospel as author, pastor, and theologian through the use of redaction criticism; to explore the nature of the community for which Matthew writes; to consider the various theological emphases in Matthew; to gain a heightened understanding of the diversity in unity and unity in diversity of the Gospels and to appreciate that, though the books of the New Testament were not written for us in the first instance, they can still speak to us
The Holy Bible (The New Revised Standard Version)
If you are purchasing a bible it is best to obtain one that includes the Apocrypha or Deutero-canonical books eg Metzger, Bruce M., and Murphy, Roland E., eds, The New Oxford Annotated Bible with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Carter, Warren. Matthew and the Margins: A Socio-Political and Religious Reading. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2000.
Byrne, Brendan. Lifting the Burden: Reading Matthew’s Gospel in the Church Today. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004.
Reid, Barbara E. The Gospel According to Matthew. Vol. 1, New Testament New Collegeville Bible Commentary, ed. Daniel Durken. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2005
(Carter can be bought on line from Orbis Books and Byrne and Reid can be purchased on line from Amazon)