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Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations

Paperback |English |156338342X | 9781563383427

Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations

Paperback |English |156338342X | 9781563383427
Overview

Although New Testament scholars have examined Paul's writings and their relationship to the Roman empire and its imperial policies and writings, they have focused little attention on ways in which the Gospels were influenced by that imperialism. 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. Matthew and Empire makes the claim for reading Matthew in this way against the almost exclusive emphasis on the relationship with the synagogue that has long been a staple of Matthean criticism. Carter establishes Matthew's imperial context by examining Roman imperial ideology and material presence in Antioch, the traditional provenance for Matthew. He argues that Matthean Christology, which presents Jesus as God's agent, is shaped by claims and protests against those claims that the emperor and empire are agents of God. In successive chapters Carter 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 Empire encourages fresh perspectives in Matthean scholarship. Warren Carter is Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology and author of Matthew and the Margins: A Socio-Political and Religious Reading.
ISBN: 156338342X
ISBN13: 9781563383427
Author: Carter, Warren
Publisher: Trinity Press International
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2001-10-01
Language: English
Edition: 1
PageCount: 256
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.54 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 12.32 ounces

Although New Testament scholars have examined Paul's writings and their relationship to the Roman empire and its imperial policies and writings, they have focused little attention on ways in which the Gospels were influenced by that imperialism. 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. Matthew and Empire makes the claim for reading Matthew in this way against the almost exclusive emphasis on the relationship with the synagogue that has long been a staple of Matthean criticism. Carter establishes Matthew's imperial context by examining Roman imperial ideology and material presence in Antioch, the traditional provenance for Matthew. He argues that Matthean Christology, which presents Jesus as God's agent, is shaped by claims and protests against those claims that the emperor and empire are agents of God. In successive chapters Carter 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 Empire encourages fresh perspectives in Matthean scholarship. Warren Carter is Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology and author of Matthew and the Margins: A Socio-Political and Religious Reading.
Editorial Reviews

"Writing in an engaging and accessible style, Carter argues counter to nearly a century of Matthean scholarship that it is not the relationship between Matthew's community and the post-70 synagogue that forms the dominant social backdrop for Matthew's story of Jesus. Instead, the primary external social reality for this group of early Christians in Antioch is Roman imperialism, and the message of the gospel is that salvation comes not through Roman gods or their imperial agents, but rather through Jesus Christ." "Carter's concluding chapter demonstrates that he is a theologian concerned for the church as well as an exegete. Here Carter discusses implications of Matthew's gospel for the modern practice of Christianity, noting his theological and social challenges to imperialisms then and now, and he does so without being limited to the standard antiestablishment glossary of solidarity, inclusivity, and the like." Mary Hinkle, Luthern Seminary, St. Paul, MN--Sanford Lakoff

Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament Brite Divinity School Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
 
Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament Brite Divinity School Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

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Overview

Although New Testament scholars have examined Paul's writings and their relationship to the Roman empire and its imperial policies and writings, they have focused little attention on ways in which the Gospels were influenced by that imperialism. 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. Matthew and Empire makes the claim for reading Matthew in this way against the almost exclusive emphasis on the relationship with the synagogue that has long been a staple of Matthean criticism. Carter establishes Matthew's imperial context by examining Roman imperial ideology and material presence in Antioch, the traditional provenance for Matthew. He argues that Matthean Christology, which presents Jesus as God's agent, is shaped by claims and protests against those claims that the emperor and empire are agents of God. In successive chapters Carter 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 Empire encourages fresh perspectives in Matthean scholarship. Warren Carter is Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology and author of Matthew and the Margins: A Socio-Political and Religious Reading.
ISBN: 156338342X
ISBN13: 9781563383427
Author: Carter, Warren
Publisher: Trinity Press International
Format: Paperback
PublicationDate: 2001-10-01
Language: English
Edition: 1
PageCount: 256
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.54 x 9.0 inches
Weight: 12.32 ounces

Although New Testament scholars have examined Paul's writings and their relationship to the Roman empire and its imperial policies and writings, they have focused little attention on ways in which the Gospels were influenced by that imperialism. 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. Matthew and Empire makes the claim for reading Matthew in this way against the almost exclusive emphasis on the relationship with the synagogue that has long been a staple of Matthean criticism. Carter establishes Matthew's imperial context by examining Roman imperial ideology and material presence in Antioch, the traditional provenance for Matthew. He argues that Matthean Christology, which presents Jesus as God's agent, is shaped by claims and protests against those claims that the emperor and empire are agents of God. In successive chapters Carter 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 Empire encourages fresh perspectives in Matthean scholarship. Warren Carter is Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology and author of Matthew and the Margins: A Socio-Political and Religious Reading.
Editorial Reviews

"Writing in an engaging and accessible style, Carter argues counter to nearly a century of Matthean scholarship that it is not the relationship between Matthew's community and the post-70 synagogue that forms the dominant social backdrop for Matthew's story of Jesus. Instead, the primary external social reality for this group of early Christians in Antioch is Roman imperialism, and the message of the gospel is that salvation comes not through Roman gods or their imperial agents, but rather through Jesus Christ." "Carter's concluding chapter demonstrates that he is a theologian concerned for the church as well as an exegete. Here Carter discusses implications of Matthew's gospel for the modern practice of Christianity, noting his theological and social challenges to imperialisms then and now, and he does so without being limited to the standard antiestablishment glossary of solidarity, inclusivity, and the like." Mary Hinkle, Luthern Seminary, St. Paul, MN--Sanford Lakoff

Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament Brite Divinity School Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
 
Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament Brite Divinity School Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

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