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Title: Discipleship and Family Ties in Mark and Matthew
Author: Barton, Stephen C
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1995
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521465304
Volumes: 1; Pages: 275
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From the very beginning, following the Christian way commonly generated tensions within families. Insiders and outsiders alike bear witness to the threat to household and family ties posed by a transfer of the believer's primary allegiance to Jesus. This study shows that the demand to subordinate family ties in response to the call of Jesus is quite intelligible in the context of beliefs and practices both in Judaism and in Greco-Roman philosophy of the first century. Such background is related to the Gospels of Mark and Matthew.
"Overall a significant contribution." Religious Studies Review
"In summary, Barton succeeds in demonstrating that the four methodologies illuminate each other, and his use of them is exciting." David L. Balch, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
2. The subordination of family ties in Judaism and in the Greco-Roman world of the first century
3. Discipleship and family ties in Mark
4. Discipleship and family ties in Matthew
Index of passages
Index of authors.