The book deals with the authority of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew. It brings out the origin, nature functions and exercise of authority in reference to the Greek word ??????? ‘authority’ used in the Gospel of Matthew. In today’s world, when there is so much of discord, quarrels, violence, blood-shed and massive destruction as a result of clash among institutions or individuals holding authority in different capacities, this book comes as a timely guide to those who want to reflect seriously on these detestable and jeopardizing realities. The book will be a valuable source of inspiration and knowledge to readers in general and students and teachers of theology in particular.
PART ONE: Preliminary Investigations
PART TWO: Exegetical Study of Matthean Texts
PART THREE: Synthetical Conclusions
General Conclusion: ????????A Messianic Term