The pacifist Jesus and the violent Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew

Show simple item record Sim, David C. 2011-08-30T06:26:08Z 2011-08-30T06:26:08Z 2011-06-07
dc.description.abstract The Gospel of Matthew presents two starkly different depictions of Jesus. The earthly Jesus of the past is a pacifist who teaches non-violence, compassion, non-retaliation, forgiveness and love of enemies, and he lives his life according to these ideals. The other Jesus is the eschatological figure of judgement who is the antithesis of the earthly Jesus. This Jesus is violent, merciless and vengeful in his treatment of the wicked. The evangelist constructed and promoted this terrible figure of judgement to assist his readers to cope with certain situations of crisis, but in doing so he paid a steep christological price by presenting Jesus in contradictory terms. en
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dc.identifier.citation Sim, D.C., 2011, ‘The pacifist Jesus and the violent Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1), Art. #860, 6 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.860 en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v67i1.860
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: OpenJournals Publishing. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en
dc.subject Pacifist Jesus en
dc.subject Violent Jesus en
dc.subject Gospel of Matthew en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- N.T. -- Matthew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Person and offices en
dc.subject.lcsh Contradiction in literature en
dc.title The pacifist Jesus and the violent Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew en
dc.type Article en

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