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Bibil Identifier bibil:248251
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mainstream or Marginal? The Matthean Community in Early Christianity
Author McIver, Robert K.
Series Friedensauer Schriftenreihe. Reihe A. Theologie (Volume: 12)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 47334
Place 226.2.08
Publishing house Peter Lang
Place Frankfurt am Main
ISBN 978-3-631-63854-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 272 Pages
height in cm 21
Genre Original
Abstract This book constructs a profile of the Matthean Community by using insights from sociology and studies of oral and chirographic cultures, together with a careful investigation of the material unique to the Gospel of Matthew. A picture emerges of a self-regulating, independent community with the kind of strong self-definition and tension with its surrounding society characteristic of a sect. It had a high regard for law and practiced Sabbath-observance, as well as observing the distinction between clean and unclean foods. The community viewed its members as saved sinners who should conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to those who await the soon return of their Lord. Somewhat provocatively, this book argues that the Matthean Community was likely to be mainstream in early Christianity, not marginal.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Community (Social Group)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Sociology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew : Sondergut
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Eschatology
Pericopes Matthew 18
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