Jeremy HolmesJan 17, 2023
Words and the Word
How Scripture Brings Us into God’s Eternal Moment
New Books Network 2023
Jeremy Holmes, Theology Professor at Wyoming Catholic College, describes his study of scripture through the lenses of narrative criticism and theological exegesis, following the model of St. Matthew. he needed a master to show him how the Word used words, so he went to St. Matthew. Professor Holmes argues that we, modern people, tend to think of time as linear and two dimensional. But ancient Jews, including St. Matthew, saw time as both spread out and also gathered together, allowing us to participate in God’s eternity. St. Matthew saw scripture working simultaneously in the past and present: for Jesus as he came from out of Egypt was another Israel, and so are we when we, in our lives, come out of personal enslavements and cross deserts into the Promised Land prepared for us!