Matthew and Charismatic Activities
- Hi All-
I am working on a research of the Matthean Community and Charismatic
activities, such as healing, prophecy, glossolalia, etc. I really
need this article:
Edward Schweizer, "Observance of the Law and Charismatic Activity in
Matthew," New Testament Studies 16 (1969-70): 213-30.
If someone can send me a copy of it, i am very grateful for that. I
also want to ask your opinion on this topic. When Matthew mentioned
about the charismatic activities in 7:15-23, i believe that perhaps
Matthew was refering to a common practice in the church at that time.
But I am wandering, in the time of Jesus, were the charismatic
activities, such as exorcism, healing, prophecy, glossolalia, etc.,
common practices among Jews in Palestine? We, of course, have a
strong indication of the charismatic activities in the book of Acts
and 1 Corinthians. But i am still struggling with the question
whether Jesus and Jews in Palestine pre-pentecost (Acts 2) were
familiar with those charismatic activities.
What do you all think about this?
Ekaputra Tupamahu, MA
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
444 Ambuklao Rd.
Baguio City - 2600