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The Sermon on the Mount, by W.D. Davies

Label
The Sermon on the Mount
Title
The Sermon on the Mount
Statement of responsibility
by W.D. Davies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount, first published by the Cambridge University Press in 1964 and issued as a paperback in 1976, Professor Davies made a new approach to the Sermon, placing it in its historical setting within the context of the world from which it originated. This shorter book sets out the main lines of his argument in a more accessible form so as to interest the widest possible readership. The Sermon has been described both as a pernicious document, and as the finest statement of the highest morality ever produced. Professor Davies examines it in five settings. First he considers how Matthew himself intended the Sermon to be understood, placing it in its setting within the Gospel as a whole and showing that Matthew presented Jesus as a second Moses and lawgiver. He then considers it in the setting of Jewish Messianic expectation and the contemporary Judaism, where he shows that there were certain forces at work which led to the presentation of Jesus in this light. He discusses whether this concept was an innovation or whether forces in the early church prepared the way for this interpretation, and finally he debates whether Matthew was departing from the mind of Jesus himself
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, W. D.
Index
index present
LC call number
BT380.2
LC item number
.D35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Reinicker Lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Sermon on the Mount
Label
The Sermon on the Mount, by W.D. Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The setting in Matthew -- The setting in Jewish Messianic expectation -- The setting in the contemporary Judaism -- The setting in the early church -- The setting in the ministry of Jesus -- Conclusion
Control code
501255
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780521093842
Lccn
66017057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)501255
Label
The Sermon on the Mount, by W.D. Davies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The setting in Matthew -- The setting in Jewish Messianic expectation -- The setting in the contemporary Judaism -- The setting in the early church -- The setting in the ministry of Jesus -- Conclusion
Control code
501255
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
163 pages
Isbn
9780521093842
Lccn
66017057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)501255
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