10230RE: [XTalk] Davies Trafford Chat
- Jun 1, 2002Can you have a simple disaster of cosmic proportions?
Matthew, surrounds Jesus death with elements that more typically are
associated with narratives of judgement or the 'end of the age'. I think the
point may be that Jesus death is interpreted by Matthew in strongly
eschatological terms - so that he does want to say that something decisive
is going on.
At the moment I'd see both continuity and contrast - seems a fairly common
move for early christians to eschatologise Jesus' death - but I take the
point about the differences.
(Have been in Glos. for about couple of years now).
From: sdavies0 [mailto:sdavies@...]
Sent: 01 June 2002 03:01
Subject: Re: [XTalk] Davies Trafford Chat
Cam. Glos.? I thought you were in Boston.
Would you agree nevertheless that Matthew has reduced Jesus' death
from the Salvific Event that is the Main Thing He Did down to a
simple disaster of cosmic importance? I would contrast Matthew to
Paul and Mark and Hebrews in that regard.
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