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ISBN10: 156338342X ISBN13: 9781563383427 DDC: 226.2/06/7 LCC: BS2575.6 Edition: (alk. paper)


"In Matthew and Empire, Warren Carter argues that Matthew's Gospel protests Roman imperialism by asserting that God's purposes and will are performed not by the empire and emperor but by Jesus and his community of disciples. Carter makes the claim for reading Matthew this way against the almost exclusive emphasis on the relationship with the synagogue that has long characterized Matthean scholarship. He established Matthew's imperial context by examining Roman imperial ideology and material presence in Anitoch, the traditional provenance for Matthew. Carter argues that Matthean Christology, which presents Jesus as God's agent, is shaped by claims - and protests against those claims - that the emperor and the empire are God's agents. He pays particular attention to the Gospel's central irony, namely that in depicting God's ways and purposes, the Gospel employs the very imperial framework that it resists. Matthew and Empire challenges traditional readings of Matthew and encourage fresh perspectives in Matthean scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-241) and indexes.


  • LCC: BS2575.6
  • Dewey Decimal: 226.2/06/7

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: v, 249 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition Info: (alk. paper)


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