Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven

Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven

by Amy-Jill Levine

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Overview

The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7, contains some of Jesus most profound and most memorable teachings. What might these teachings have mean to his disciples, and to the others who first heard them? How do they enhance our reading of the rest of the Gospel of Matthew, and how do they speak across the centuries to listeners today? How, if we pay careful attention to his words, does Jesus provide us a road map to living as God would have us live?

In Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner's Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine introduces the major topics in the Sermon on the Mount, explains historical and theological contexts, and shows how the words of Jesus echo his Jewish tradition and speak forward to reach hearts and minds today.

This book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for the individual reader and also makes a wonderful, six-week group study with the additional Leader Guide, DVD, and 40-day readings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501899898
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 08/04/2020
Series: Sermon on the Mount Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 62,504
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Amy-Jill Levine is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences. An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus and The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Bible and the Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. She is also the co-editor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. Professor Levine, who has done over 300 programs for churches, clergy groups, and seminaries, has been awarded grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Institutions granting her honorary degrees include Christian Theological Seminary and the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Beatitudes 1

2 The Extensions 23

3 Practicing Piety 45

4 Our Father 65

5 Finding Yom Treasure 91

6 Living into the Kingdom 109

Afterword 125

Notes 129

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