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The theology of the Gospel of Matthew

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Matthew's Gospel is the most significant Jewish-Christian document of the New Testament. For Matthew, the story of Jesus is the underlying tale of his own community, summoned from Israel by the living Jesus and now, following Israel's rejection, sent to the Gentiles. Matthew's Jesus story bears much the same relation to the Matthean community as does the Pentateuch to Israel, hence the profoundly Jewish basis of his theology. This book both outlines and elucidates the story told in Matthew's Gospel, emphasising its focal points: the Sermon on the Mount, the miracles, the renunciation of possessions and particularly the theology of judgement by works, an idea which represents both a challenge, in its quest for a church set apart from non-Christians by deeds alone, and a burden, through its traumatic origin in the breach between the Matthean community and the Israelite majority.

Glossy paper covers with superficial scuffs, marks and dents. Previous owner's sticker inside front cover. Text block is tight. Several lightly pencilled annotations within text.

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Author(s):
Luz, Ulrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521435765
ISBN-13:
9780521435765
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Matthew's Gospel is the most significant Jewish-Christian document of the New Testament. For Matthew, the story of Jesus is the underlying tale of his own community, summoned from Israel by the living Jesus and now, following Israel's rejection, sent to the Gentiles. Matthew's Jesus story bears much the same relation to the Matthean community as does the Pentateuch to Israel, hence the profoundly Jewish basis of his theology. This book both outlines and elucidates the story told in Matthew's Gospel, emphasising its focal points: the Sermon on the Mount, the miracles, the renunciation of possessions and particularly the theology of judgement by works, an idea which represents both a challenge, in its quest for a church set apart from non-Christians by deeds alone, and a burden, through its traumatic origin in the breach between the Matthean community and the Israelite majority.

Glossy paper covers with superficial scuffs, marks and dents. Previous owner's sticker inside front cover. Text block is tight. Several lightly pencilled annotations within text.

Author(s):
Luz, Ulrich
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1995
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0521435765
ISBN-13:
9780521435765
Number of pages:
166
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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