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Bibil Identifier bibil:212455
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Matthew and Apocalypticism as the “Mother of Christian Theology”
Title (English, ) Ernst Käsemann Revisited
Author van Aarde, Andries
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 118-142 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The aim of this article is to reflect on Ernst Käsemann’s dictum that apocalypticism was the mother of all Christian theology. Käsemann used the Jesus tradition behind the Gospel of Matthew for the substantiation of his argument and understood the process of marginalization in Matthew’s community in light of the development between the charismatic Paul and the institutionalized Frühkatholizismus. This article argues for a possibility other than the conflict between charismatic law-free Jesus’ followers and apocalyptically oriented Jesus’ followers. The setting of Matthew refers to post-70 CE scribal activity and a conflict between the scribe Matthew, coming from a Jerusalem apocalyptically oriented Jesus group, and scribes who were in the process of establishing the first phase of a Pharisaic rabbinate on the border between Galilee and Syria.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Apocalyptic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Käsemann, Ernst
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