Incorporated Servanthood: Commitment and Discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew - The Library of New Testament Studies (Hardback)
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Incorporated Servanthood: Commitment and Discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew - The Library of New Testament Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 10/10/2013
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In this volume Ben Cooper analyses how commitment to God is described within the Gospel of Matthew, how this is related to becoming a disciple of Jesus, and how reading or hearing the Gospel works to evoke such a response. The analysis draws upon a variety of approaches in linguistics and literary studies in a new way to characterise the 'communicative equilibrium' between the author and the subset of readers who process the text compliantly. Cooper argues that Matthew's Gospel evokes in its compliant readers a particular kind of theocentric commitment, which he calls 'incorporated Servanthood'. Such readers become persuaded that Jesus came to bring forgiveness of sins to the people of God and then to take this salvation out to the nations, a program that can be associated with Isaiah's Servant of the Lord. Compliant readers are humbled so they can be served by the Servant for the forgiveness of their sins. They are then incorporated into his program for the nations, to join in the task of incorporating others.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567177070
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 585 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 25 mm


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This is an intelligent discussion of Matthew s Gospel, and no person can read through it without profiting in one way or another. -James Swetnam, S.J., Jesuit Hall, USA, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly"
"This is an intelligent discussion of Matthew's Gospel, and no person can read through it without profiting in one way or another." -James Swetnam, S.J., Jesuit Hall, USA, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

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