Conflict in the Miracle Stories

Conflict in the Miracle Stories

A Socio-exegetical Study of Matthew 8 and 9

eBook - 1997
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Matthew's Gospel is a witness to conflicting interests. The leaders of Israel are part of the so-called 'retainer class', who pursue their own interests by promoting the interests of the Roman rulers. Jesus (and the Matthaean community), on the contrary, acts on behalf of the marginalized in society. Jesus challenges the underlying values of the leaders who, contrary to what is expected, do not forgive and act mercifully. The leaders try to resolve the conflict negatively by labelling Jesus as possessed by the devil. At the same time, the conflict spirals onward: the Matthaean community is cal.
Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780567637154
0567637158
9781283201353
1283201356
1850756996
9781850756996
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations

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