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Discipleship and Family Ties in Mark and Matthew : Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph - Stephen C. Barton

Discipleship and Family Ties in Mark and Matthew

Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521465304
Number Of Pages: 276

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During the first two centuries CE there was a common awareness that familial tensions were generated by conversions to the Christian faith. Yet studies of Christian origins have so far paid little attention to the impact of the Christian movement upon attitudes to family ties and natural kinship. Stephen C. Barton remedies this deficiency by means of a detailed study of the relevant passages in the gospels of Mark and Matthew. First, however, he examines the religious traditions of Judaism and the philosophical traditions of the Greco-Roman world, and shows that the tensions apparent within the Christian movement were by no means unique. In all three areas of thought and religious belief there is found the conviction that familial obligations may be transcended by some higher responsibility, to God, to Christ, or to the demands of philosophy. Mark and Matthew saw the Jesus-movement as offering a transcendent allegiance, which relativised family ties.

"Overall a significant contribution." Religious Studies Review "In summary, Barton succeeds in demonstrating that the four methodologies illuminate each other, and his use of them is exciting." David L. Balch, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

The subordination of family ties in Judaism and in the Greco-Roman world of the first century
Discipleship and family ties in Mark
Discipleship and family ties in Matthew
Index of passages
Index of authors
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521465304
ISBN-10: 0521465303
Series: Society for New Testament Studies in Monograph
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 27th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 14.5  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.45

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