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Ulrich Luz

Ulrich Luz was born in 1938, and he studied theology in Zürich and Göttingen under Hans Conzelmann, Eduard Schweizer, and Gerhard Ebeling. He taught at the International Christian University in Tokyo (1970-1971) and at the University of Göttingen (1972-1980), and he is now Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Bern in Switzerland. He received honorary degrees from the universities of Leipzig, Budapest, and Sibiu and served as president of the Societas Novi Testamenti Studiorum in 1998.

His published works in English are Jesus in Two Perspectives: A Jewish-Christian Dialog (with Pinchas Lapide; 1985), Matthew 1-7 (Continental Commentaries series, Fortress Press 1985), Matthew in History: Interpretation, Influence and Effects (1994), and The Theology of the Gospel of Matthew (1995).

Book List

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February 9, 2007

The birth narrative, the baptism and temptation of Jesus, the beginnings of his Galilean ministry, and the Sermon on the Mount are all brilliantly illumined by...

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December 8, 2005

In this third volume, Luz brings his superlative analysis of Matthew's Gospel to a close. He is renowned for both his discerning exegetical insights as well as...

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January 26, 2001

This is the second of a three-volume commentary on the gospel of Matthew from Europe's leading Matthew scholar. Volume 1 Matthew 1-7 was previously published...

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October 1, 1994
In this provocative book, Ulrich Luz points the way beyond the limitations of the historical-critical method as it has been practiced during the past two...