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The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context.

Riches, John K. (Author). Sim, David C. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. Matthew > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible > History of Biblical events.
Bible. New Testament. Matthieu > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Bible > Histoire des événements bibliques.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567103277
  • ISBN: 0567103277
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (211 pages).
  • Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; ROME IN APOCALYPTIC AND RABBINIC LITERATURE; A RELUCTANT PROVINCIAL: JOSEPHUS AND THE ROMAN EMPIRE IN JEWISH WAR; EMPIRE: THEORIES, METHODS, MODELS; A STATE OF TENSION: ROME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT; ROME IN MATTHEW''S ESCHATOLOGY; THUS YOU WILL KNOW THEM BY THEIR FRUITS'': THE ROMAN CHARACTERS OF THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW; MATTHEW''S MISSIONARY STRATEGY IN COLONIAL PERSPECTIVE; MATTHAEAN CHRISTOLOGY IN ROMAN IMPERIAL KEY: MATTHEW 1.1; CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K.
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Summary: In what sense does Matthew''s Gospel reflect the colonial situation in which the community found itself after the fall of Jerusalem and the subsequent humiliation of Jews across the Roman Empire? To what extent was Matthew seeking to oppose Rome''s claims to authority and sovereignty over the whole world, to set up alternative systems of power and society, to forge new senses of identity? If Matthew''s community felt itself to be living on the margins of society, where did it see the centre as lying? In Judaism or in Rome? And how did Matthew''s approach to such problems compare with that.
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