The nature and demands of the sovereign rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew
Hannan, Margaret Ann. (2006). The nature and demands of the sovereign rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew T&T Clark International.
|Authors||Hannan, Margaret Ann|
This work argues that the author of the Gospel of Matthew structures his work as a Bios or biography of Jesus, so as to encapsulate, in narrative form, the essence of his theological understanding of God's Basileia (sovereign rule), as proclaimed and taught in the teaching and healing mission of Jesus. Evidence for this is found in Matthew's careful use of structural markers to divide his story of Jesus into significant thematic sub-sections in which he uses a series of Basileia logia at incisive points to highlight aspects of Jesus' teaching and healing mission. In this way, Matthew is able to portray Jesus, as God's promised Messiah, who instructs his disciples through discourse and narrative, hence in word and example, in the nature and demands of God's sovereign rule.
|Keywords||Christian Studies; Providence and government of God; Bible; New Testament; Matthew|
|Research Group||School of Theology|
|Publisher||T&T Clark International|
|Place of publication||United Kingdom|
|Series||Library of New Testament Studies 308|
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