Community, Law & Mission
in Matthew's Gospel
zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 177
By Paul Foster
304 pages, 6 ¼" x 9 ¼"
$110.50 Paper Original
The author contributes to Matthean scholarship by looking at the issues of the social location of the community, the role of law within that community and its attitude towards the Gentile mission. He shows why these topics have to be treated as interrelated parts of an overarching whole.
Contents include: Introduction. The Social Location of the Matthean Community--gospel for a new people; Matthew's Christian-Jewish community; Matthew's gospel & formative Judaism; gospel of Matthew & Christian Judaism. the controversy stories in the Gospel of Matthew. 4QMMT and Halakhic Debate.The Matthean Antithesis (Matt 5.21-48)--murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, retribution, enemies. Matthew's Programmatic Statement on the Law. Mission in Matthew's Gospel. Conclusions.Bibliography. Indexes of authors, references & subjects.
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