The Place of the Matthean Community in the Stream of Early Christian History

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This book chapter was originally published as:

McIver, R. K. (1997). The place of the Matthean community in the stream of early Christian history. In T. Hillard, R. Kearsley, C. Nixon & A. Nobbs (Eds.), Ancient history in a modern university: Vol. 2 Early Christanity, Late Antiquity , and beyond (pp. 110-120). Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans.

ISBN: 0802838413


220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)


This book chapter discusses the distinguishing features of the Matthean community; the New Testament as a historical source for early Christian history; whether it is appropriate to describe the Matthean community as Jewish Christian?; the community structure of the Matthean community compared to what is otherwise known of early Christian practice; the Matthean theology of law in its wider Christian context; and lastly, the Matthean community and the gentilization of Christianity.


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