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Lifting the Burden: Reading Matthew's Gospel in the Church Today
     

Lifting the Burden: Reading Matthew's Gospel in the Church Today

by Brendan Byrne Sj
 

ISBN-10: 081463026X

ISBN-13: 9780814630266

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

Judgment is a focal point for many interpreters of Matthew. To some people, God is seen as a server and helper to those in need, but to others He is seen as judging and accessible only to the elite. The burden of impending judgment can be a heavy load to carry, but does it need to be?

Selecting passages from Matthew, Brendan Byrne demonstrates an awareness of

Overview

Judgment is a focal point for many interpreters of Matthew. To some people, God is seen as a server and helper to those in need, but to others He is seen as judging and accessible only to the elite. The burden of impending judgment can be a heavy load to carry, but does it need to be?

Selecting passages from Matthew, Brendan Byrne demonstrates an awareness of Jesus as one who lightens humanity's burdens rather than adding to them. Lifting the Burden contains methods of interpretation that are sensitive to the concerns of Christianity and Judaism as it focuses on the elements of the Gospel that balance the importance of judgment and view judgment within a larger context.

Brendan Byrne, SJ, DPhil, is a professor of New Testament at Jesuit Theological College, within the United Faculty of Theology, Parkville, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Romans from the Sacra Pagina series, and Pal and the Christian Woman and is a contributor to the New Jerome Bible Handbook, published by Liturgical Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814630266
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,017,351
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Matthew's Gospel and Judaism1
The Design of Matthew9
Prologue to Jesus' Messianic Ministry: 1:1-4:1117
Jesus' Origins and Childhood: 1:1-2:2319
Prelude to Jesus' Public Ministry: 3:1-4:1135
The Messianic Ministry of Jesus: 4:12-28:1545
1Early Galilean Ministry: Jesus: Interpreter, Healer, and Reconciler: 4:12-10:4247
Jesus Begins His Ministry in Galilee: 4:12-2547
Jesus, Teacher and Interpreter of the Torah I: 5:1-4851
Jesus, Teacher and Interpreter of the Torah II: 6:1-7:2963
Jesus as Healer and Reconciler: 8:1-9:3473
The Twelve Instructed for Mission: 9:35-10:4285
2Later Galilean Ministry: "Not the Messiah We Were Expecting!": 11:1-16:1291
Misunderstanding and Opposition: 11:1-12:5091
Jesus Speaks in Parables: 13:1-52105
Jesus' Ministry under Challenge: 13:53-16:12117
3The New Direction: The Messiah's Journey to Jerusalem: 16:13-20:34127
The Identity of Jesus and the Foundation of the Church: 16:13-17:27127
Life in the Community of the Church: 18:1-35139
Costly Values of the Kingdom: 19:1-20:34147
4The Messiah's Ministry in Jerusalem: 21:1-25:46157
The Contest for Authority in Jerusalem: 21:1-22:46157
True and False Models for Leadership: 23:1-39169
The Challenge and Hope of the Future: 24:1-25:46179
5The Messiah's Ultimate "Service": 26:1-28:15199
Passion IJesus Confronts His Death: 26:1-56199
Passion IIJesus on Trial: 26:57-27:26209
Passion IIIJesus: Crucified, Buried, and Raised: 27:27-28:15215
The Church on Mission to the Nations: 28:16-20225
Conclusion231
Bibliography235
Scripture Index239
Modern Author Index245
Subject Index246
Parables Index249

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