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Author Branch-Trevathan, George, author

Title The Sermon on the mount and spiritual exercises : the making of the Matthean self / by George Branch-Trevathan
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2020


Description 1 online resource
Series Novum testamentum, supplements, 0167-9732 ; 178
Contents Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Tables -- Abbreviations and Texts -- Chapter 1 Introduction -- 1 The Question and the Starting Point -- 2 Prior Research -- 3 The Plan of This Study -- Chapter 2 Sayings Collections and Spiritual Exercises -- 1 The Contents of Sayings Collections -- 2 The Functions of Sayings Collections -- 3 Sayings Collections and Spiritual Exercises -- 4 Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Matthew's Moral Ideal, Part I: The Fruits Metaphor -- 1 The Roots of Right Actions -- 2 Moral Duplicity -- 3 Conclusion -- Chapter 4 Matthew's Moral Ideal, Part II: Other Evidence
1 15:1-20 -- 2 Chs. 24-5 -- 3 Hypocrisy -- 4 Conclusion -- Chapter 5 The Sermon on the Mount as the Basis of a Spiritual Exercise -- 1 Internal Evidence That the SM Resembles the Basis of a Spiritual Exercise -- 2 External Evidence That the SM Resembles the Basis of a Spiritual Exercise -- 3 Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Conclusion -- 1 Implications of This Study -- Bibliography -- Index of Ancient Literature -- Index of Early Modern and Modern Authors
Summary "What, in Matthew's view, should a human being become and how does one attain that ideal? In The Sermon on the Mount and Spiritual Exercises: The Making of the Matthean Self, George Branch-Trevathan presents a new account of Matthew's ethics and argues that the evangelist presents the Sermon on the Mount as functioning like many other ancient sayings collections, that is, as facilitating transformative work on oneself, or "spiritual exercises," that enable one to realize the evangelist's ideals. The conclusion suggests some implications for our understanding of ethical formation in antiquity and the study of ethics more generally. This will be an essential volume for scholars studying the Gospel of Matthew, early Christian ethics, the relationships between early Christian and ancient philosophical writings, or ethical formation in antiquity"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revision the author's thesis (doctoral)--Emory University, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Sermon on the mount -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Sermon on the mount fast
Subject Christian ethics.
Christian ethics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Ethics, Comparative.
Spiritual exercises.
Christian ethics
Christian ethics -- Early church
Ethics, Comparative
Spiritual exercises
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019059230
ISBN 9789004425545