Monday, May 04, 2020

Branch-Trevathan, The Sermon on the Mount and Spiritual Exercises

The Sermon on the Mount and Spiritual Exercises

The Making of the Matthean Self

Series: Novum Testamentum, Supplements, Volume: 178

Author: George Branch-Trevathan

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.

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Availability: Published
ISBN: 978-90-04-42554-5
Publication Date: 31 Mar 2020

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ISBN: 978-90-04-42444-9
Publication Date: 02 Apr 2020

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