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Author Lundbom, Jack R., author

Title Jesus' Sermon on the mount : mandating a better righteousness / Jack R. Lundbom
Published Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxxiii, 341 pages) :) : illustration
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Summary The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is the best-known repository of the teachings of Jesus and one of the most studied. Amid the considerable erudition expended on the Sermon, however, Jack R. Lundbom argues that it has proven too easy to deflect or disregard the main thrust of the Sermon, which he characterizes as a mandate to holy living and a "greater righteousness." Through careful attention to the structure of Matthew's Gospel and the place of the Sermon within it, keen sensitivity to the patterns and themes of Israelite prophecy, and judicious comparisons with other Jewish and rabbinic literature, Lundbom elucidates the meaning of the Sermon and its continuity with Israel's prophetic heritage as well as the best of Jewish teaching. By deft appeal to Christian commentators on the Sermon, Lundbom brings its most important themes to life for the contemporary reader, seeking always to understand what the "greater righteousness" to which the Sermon summons might mean for us today
Notes Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-315) and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Sermon on the mount -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Righteousness -- Biblical teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse, distributor
Project Muse.
ISBN 1451493029