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The Irony of Power : the Politics of God within Matthew's Narrative.

Author: Dorothy Jean Weaver; David Rhoads
Publisher: Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.
Series: Studies in Peace and Scripture: Institute of Mennonite Studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume engages the Gospel of Matthew in full awareness of its inherently political character. Weaver situates Matthew's version of the ""good news of the kingdom"" squarely within the ""real world"" of first-century Palestine and its occupying power, the Roman Empire. The essays here focus prominently and collectively on the issues of power and violence that not only pervade the historically occupied Jewish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weaver, Dorothy Jean.
Irony of Power : The Politics of God within Matthew's Narrative.
Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Jean Weaver; David Rhoads
ISBN: 9781498241472 1498241476
OCLC Number: 994807083
Description: 1 online resource (360 pages).
Contents: Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 300; Pages:301 to 325; Pages:326 to 350; Pages:351 to 360.
Series Title: Studies in Peace and Scripture: Institute of Mennonite Studies.

Abstract:

This volume engages the Gospel of Matthew in full awareness of its inherently political character. Weaver situates Matthew's version of the ""good news of the kingdom"" squarely within the ""real world"" of first-century Palestine and its occupying power, the Roman Empire. The essays here focus prominently and collectively on the issues of power and violence that not only pervade the historically occupied Jewish community of first-century Palestine, but also are clearly visible throughout Matthew's narrative account. A ""lower-level"" reading of the Matthean text offers a bleak portrait of the.
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