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Bibil Identifier bibil:230301
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Fasting, justification, and self-righteousness in Luke 18:9–14: A social-scientific interpretation as response to Friedrichson
Author Mathews, Steven H.
Author van Eck, Ernest
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 69, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 9 pages
Abstract This article provides a social-scientific interpretation of the role of fasting in Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18:9–14. Specifically, the article considers such social realia as honour and shame, collectivism, and purity in the interpretation of the text. The textual and social contexts of the text are considered. It is contended that in the parable Jesus presents a caricature of both the Pharisee and the tax collector to make a larger point, in which fasting is not a major consideration. The article also evaluates Friedrichson’s interpretation of this text, which depicts the Pharisee as fasting vicariously, resulting in the justification of the tax collector. Finally, the significance of this text in a holistic theology of fasting in the New Testament is considered.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v69i1.1957
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fast
Pericopes Luke 18,9-18,14
Links Online document (PDF, German)
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