Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew

Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew[EPUB] ✽ Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew ❂ Jerome H. Neyrey – Heartforum.co.uk Jerome Neyrey clarifies what praise, honor, and glory meant to Matthew and his audience He examines the traditional literary forms for bestowing such praise and the conventional grounds for awarding h Jerome Neyrey clarifies what praise, honor, Shame in eBook ´ and glory meant to Matthew and his audience He examines the traditional literary forms for bestowing such praise and the conventional grounds for awarding honor and praise in Matthew s world.

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  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew
  • Jerome H. Neyrey
  • English
  • 16 February 2019
  • 0664256430

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  1. Stephen Hiemstra says:

    A frequent comment in the church today is the need to stop using all those churchy words While the definition of churchy may be up for grabs, the focus of these comments is usually on words that have in the postmodern context lost their meaning Verses, such as Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power Rev 4 11 ESV almost certainly be classified as knee deep in churchy words, because our buddy culture admits no one worthy of praise, glory or honor or titles A frequent comment in the church today is the need to stop using all those churchy words While the definition of churchy may be up for grabs, the focus of these comments is usually on words that have in the postmodern context lost their meaning Verses, such as Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power Rev 4 11 ESV almost certainly be classified as knee deep in churchy words, because our buddy culture admits no one worthy of praise, glory or honor or titles such as Lord and God.In his book, Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew, Jerome H Neyrey states his objective plainly This book focuses on the praise of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in narrative form by the evangelist Matthew 1 Neyrey sees gospel as a type of ancient writing form called an encomium which is a structured biography designed to offer praise 2 The rules for writing such encomium were the subject of rhetorical handbooks, starting with Aristotle Neyrey 4 writes Nothing in the exercise of praise was left to chance, for students were instructed concerning the form of speech of praise, as well as the specific content of each element in that form They learned to organize their praise according to the conventional manner of presenting a person s life from birth to death and in light of specific rules for developing praise at each state of life Honor is the worth or value of persons both in their own eyes and in the eyes of the village or neighborhood concern for honor as reputation and good name was endemic to the ancient world 5 An important caveat in biblical interpretation is that honor and shame play a same role in our own culture as in biblical culture Cultural anthropologist sometimes describe American culture today as a guilt innocence culture where guilt is only triggered when a law has been transgressed and shame, if experienced at all, is trigger when a law is broken and publically exposed The shame and guilt so important in biblical culture has lost its meaning Complaints about the meaninglessness of churchy words underscore an important cultural shift that renders aspects of the biblical witness out of reach.Neyrey writes in 10 chapters divided into 3 parts Part One Matthew In Other Words1 Honor and Shame in Cultural Perspective2 Reading Matthew in Cultural PerspectivePart Two Matthew and the Rhetoric of Praise3 The Rhetoric of Praise and Blame4 An Encomium for Jesus Origins, Birth, Nurture, and Training5 An Encomium for Jesus Accomplishments and Deeds6 An Encomium for Jesus Deeds of the Body and Deeds of Fortune7 An Encomium for Jesus A Noble DeathPart Three The Sermon on the Mount in Cultural Perspective8 Matthew 5 3 12 Honoring the Dishonored9 Matthew 5 21 28 Calling Off the Honor Game10 Matthew 6 1 18 Vacating the Playing Field v.These chapters are preceded by an introduction and followed by a bibliography and indices.Neyrey is a tough read Not only is it hard to follow the arguments, the arguments challenge important preconceptions that we hold in reading scripture What happens if the Jesus in our head is not the Jesus of the bible What if our kids hear something different than what we do during the Sunday morning service These are important questions that affect our interpretation of scripture and experience of church In Part 2, I will explore Neyrey s arguments indetail See after March 2

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