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Sermon on the Mount : Inspiring the Moral Imagination - Dale C. Allison

Sermon on the Mount

Inspiring the Moral Imagination

Paperback Published: 1st May 1999
ISBN: 9780824517915
Number Of Pages: 200

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Too often the Sermon on the Mount has been interpreted as though it were a book itself rather than a portion of a book. Dale Allison insists on the contrary that the full meaning of these chapters in Matthew's Gospel can be seen only in relation to the broader literary context of the Gospel as a whole, with its Jewish Christian orientation. Indeed, the Sermon and the moral imperatives it contains must be understood: 1) in relation to the example provided by Jesus' words and deeds elsewhere in the Gospel; 2) with reference to the community of believers that constitutes the intended audience of Matthew's Gospel; and 3) in terms of what the Gospel says elsewhere about the end of the age. The Sermon does not present a simple set of rules, perhaps only intended for a small and select group within the Christian community, but seeks to instill a moral vision and to inspire the moral imagination of all who would follow Jesus.

Preface to the Series
Interpreting the Sermon on the Mount
The Structure of the Sermon on the Mount and Its Meaning
Anger, Lust, Divorce (5:17-32)
Oaths, Revenge, Love (5:33-48)
Almsgiving, Prayer, Fasting (6:1-18)
Social Obligations (6:19-7:12)
Warnings and Conclusion (7:13-27)
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ISBN: 9780824517915
ISBN-10: 0824517911
Series: Companions to the New Testament
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st May 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.39  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.3