Matthew: A Gospel for a Divided Community is a work of biblical theology with special interest in spirituality. There are very few books available today that approach scripture with the specific interests of spirituality. Generally, Bible commentaries are exegesis of the text without application or interpretation to real-life issues. Matthew is a work of biblical spirituality.
In approaching the Gospel of Matthew, the author deals with all the usual questions of books on the Bible--where it was written, by whom, why, when, how. However, in approaching these topics, Dr. Doohan focuses on the implications for Christians living today. For example, when he deals with Matthew, he is not so much interested in historical information as he is in Matthew's attitudes and approaches to life--which are very relevant and challenging to us today.