The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew

The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew

France, Richard T., The Gospel according to Matthew. An Introduction and Commentary (Leicester: Inter-Varsity Press/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985). — Divine Government: God's Kingship in the Gospel of Mark (London: SPCK, 1990).

Author: Margaret Hannan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567000965

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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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. By structuring his Gospel as a story, Matthew depicts Jesus giving instructions to his disciples and also instructs the readers of the text. Hence, Matthew's Gospel becomes a manual of instruction on the nature and demands of God's sovereignty. Its purpose is to ensure that not only the members of the Matthean community, but all future disciples of Jesus are competently trained to carry out Jesus' commission: "Go therefore and disciple all the nations ..." (28:19-20). In this way, the goods news of God's saving presence is proclaimed to all the nations until God's eschatological reign is finally established. LNTS 308
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The State of New Testament Studies

The State of New Testament Studies

not only to “Judaize” Mark to “legitimize” Jesus as the Christ but also to “Christianize” the Hebrew Scriptures for ... Margaret Hannan, The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew, LNTS 308 (London: T&T ...

Author: Scot McKnight

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493419807

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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This book surveys the current landscape of New Testament studies, offering readers a concise guide to contemporary discussions. Bringing together a diverse group of experts, it covers research on the most important issues in New Testament studies, including new discipline areas, making it an ideal supplemental textbook for a variety of courses on the New Testament. Michael Bird, David Capes, Greg Carey, Lynn Cohick, Dennis Edwards, Michael Gorman, and Abson Joseph are among the contributors.
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Perseverance and Apostasy in the New Testament

Perseverance and Apostasy in the New Testament

Unpacking the Dynamic of God's Sovereignty and Human Responsibility Dongsu Kim. 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 ... The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew, LNTS (London: T&T Clark, 2006), 183.

Author: Dongsu Kim

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664265400

Category: Religion

Page: 1012

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Perseverance and Apostasy in the New Testament thoroughly examines all the New Testament texts relevant to the controversial questions of whether a genuine believer can apostatize and/or whether an apostate can be restored. The primary contribution of the book lies in the in-depth exegesis of the relevant New Testament Greek texts against the socio-historical circumstances of each faith community in the New Testament. The book inductively shows that the New Testament writers maintain a uniform perception on perseverance and apostasy based on Jesus’ words that bear upon the subject described in the Gospels. It also illuminates questions of the relationship between God’s sovereignty and human responsibility, the role of the Holy Spirit for the believer’s perseverance, and the role of Satan for the apostates’ falling away. The book is a needed addition to earlier works on perseverance and apostasy.
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Matthew An Introduction and Study Guide

Matthew  An Introduction and Study Guide

The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew (2006), another significant contributor to the study of Matthew's Gospel who died during the course of our researching for this volume, ...

Author: Elaine M. Wainwright

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350008816

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Recent decades have seen significant shifts in biblical scholarship opening up a range of ways of engaging the biblical narrative - both methodologically (the tools and techniques for engaging the text) and hermeneutically (the perspectives that inform an interpreter's approach to the text and to the interpretative task). It is these shifts that give shape to this introduction and study guide, so that students encounter not only the text of Matthew itself but also its rich lode of recent interpretation. Among aspects of 1st-century life brought to the fore by current social-scientific methodology are kinship, the honor and shame culture, and masculinity. Gender is another interpretative lens that has characterized the study of the Gospel of Matthew in recent decades and the Guide provides pathways through this rich literature. The guide to Matthew concludes with the most recent turn of the hermeneutical lens, namely an ecological perspective on what is perhaps the best-known text in Matthew, the Beatitudes. This final chapter is an example of how we can enter an old and familiar text like the Gospel of Matthew from yet another new critical direction.
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The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew

The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew

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 ...

Author: Margaret Hannan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567041746

Category: Religion

Page: 278

View: 710

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. By structuring his Gospel as a story, Matthew depicts Jesus giving instructions to his disciples and also instructs the readers of the text. Hence, Matthew's Gospel becomes a manual of instruction on the nature and demands of God's sovereignty. Its purpose is to ensure that not only the members of the Matthean community, but all future disciples of Jesus are competently trained to carry out Jesus' commission: "Go therefore and disciple all the nations ..." (28:19-20). In this way, the goods news of God's saving presence is proclaimed to all the nations until God's eschatological reign is finally established. LNTS 308
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International Review of Biblical Studies Volume 53 2006 2007

International Review of Biblical Studies  Volume 53  2006 2007

BTB 37/1 (2007) 3–11 Margaret Hannan, The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew For Matthew, God's basileia does not refer to a particular action or event, much less to the final end.

Author: Bernhard Lang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047433064

Category: Religion

Page: 550

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Formerly known by its subtitle “Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete”, the International Review of Biblical Studies has served the scholarly community ever since its inception in the early 1950’s. Each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings. The abstracts – which may be in English, German, or French - are arranged thematically under headings such as e.g. “Genesis”, “Matthew”, “Greek language”, “text and textual criticism”, “exegetical methods and approaches”, “biblical theology”, “social and religious institutions”, “biblical personalities”, “history of Israel and early Judaism”, and so on. The articles and books that are abstracted and reviewed are collected annually by an international team of collaborators from over 300 of the most important periodicals and book series in the fields covered.
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Entering God s Kingdom Not Like A Little Child

Entering God   s Kingdom  Not  Like A Little Child

In the Gospel of Matthew, therefore, Jesus's injunction to become like little children does not promote a ... The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew, LNTS 308 (New York: T&T Clark, 2006), 212.

Author: Eunyung Lim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110695076

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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What does it mean to be “like a child” in antiquity? How did early Christ-followers use a childlike condition to articulate concrete qualifications for God’s kingdom? Many people today romanticize Jesus’s welcoming of little children against the backdrop of the ancient world or project modern Christian conceptions of children onto biblical texts. Eschewing such a Christian exceptionalist approach to history, this book explores how the Gospel of Matthew, 1 Corinthians, and the Gospel of Thomas each associate childlikeness with God’s kingdom within their socio-cultural milieus. The book investigates these three texts vis-à-vis philosophical, historical, and archaeological materials concerning ancient children and childhood, revealing that early Christ-followers deployed various aspects of children to envision ideal human qualities or bodily forms. Calling the modern reader’s attention to children’s intellectual incapability, asexuality, and socio-political utility in ancient intellectual thought and everyday practices, the book sheds new light on the rich and diverse theological visions that early Christ-followers pursued by means of images of children.
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Handbook on the Gospels Handbooks on the New Testament

Handbook on the Gospels  Handbooks on the New Testament

Matthew's Narrative Strategy and the Slaughter of the Innocents (Matthew 2.13–23).” JSNT 64 (1996): 5–27. ... The Testing of God's Son (Matt 4:11 & Par.): ... The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew.

Author: Benjamin L. Gladd

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493429257

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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A leading New Testament scholar provides an easy-to-navigate resource for studying and understanding the Gospels. Written with classroom utility and pastoral application in mind, this accessibly written volume summarizes the content of each major section of the biblical text to help students, pastors, and laypeople quickly grasp the sense of particular passages. The series, modeled after Baker Academic's successful Old Testament Handbook series, focuses primarily on the content of the biblical books without getting bogged down in historical-critical questions or detailed verse-by-verse exegesis. The book covers all four Gospels and explores each major passage, showing how Jesus is the central figure of each plot. It also unpacks how the Old Testament informs the Gospels.
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Biblical Theology of the New Testament

Biblical Theology of the New Testament

Debate,” NTS 55 (2009): 144–59; P. Foster, Community, Law, and Mission in Matthew's Gospel (2004); S. J. Gathercole, ... The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of Matthew (2006); L. A. Huizenga, The New Isaac: ...

Author: Peter Stuhlmacher

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467450652

Category: Religion

Page: 1124

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First English edition of an iconic work of German scholarship Since its original publication in German, Peter Stuhlmacher’s two-volume Biblische Theologie des Neuen Testaments has influenced an entire generation of biblical scholars and theologians. Now Daniel Bailey’s expert translation makes this important work of New Testament theology available in English for the first time. Following an extended discussion of the task of writing a New Testament theology, Stuhlmacher explores the development of the Christian message across the pages of the Gospels, the writings of Paul, and the other canonical books of the New Testament. The second part of the book examines the biblical canon and its historical significance. A concluding essay by Bailey applies Stuhlmacher’s approach to specific texts in Romans and 4 Maccabees.
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Matthew Disciple and Scribe

Matthew  Disciple and Scribe

Pages 228–47 in Built upon the Rock: Studies in the Gospel of Matthew. Edited by Daniel M. Gurtner and John Nolland. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. Hannan, Margaret. The Nature and Demands of the Sovereign Rule of God in the Gospel of ...

Author: Patrick Schreiner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493418121

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This fresh look at the Gospel of Matthew highlights the unique contribution that Matthew's rich and multilayered portrait of Jesus makes to understanding the connection between the Old and New Testaments. Patrick Schreiner argues that Matthew obeyed the Great Commission by acting as scribe to his teacher Jesus in order to share Jesus's life and work with the world, thereby making disciples of future generations. The First Gospel presents Jesus's life as the fulfillment of the Old Testament story of Israel and shows how Jesus brings new life in the New Testament.
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