Banished Messiah: Violence and Nonviolence in Matthew's Story of Jesus - eBook
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Title: Banished Messiah: Violence and Nonviolence in Matthew's Story of Jesus - eBook
By: Robert R. Beck
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Wipf & Stock
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781498271516
ISBN-13: 9781498271516
Stock No: WW110354EB

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By arguing that Matthew's Gospel can be read as a "homecoming story" according to the ancient formula of the "Banished and Returning Prince," Robert Beck offers a fresh and provocative reinterpretation of the Gospel. He exploits this understanding of the narrative to disclose new elements within the plot, to identify a fresh resolution to conflict development within the tale, and to arrive at an unprecedented explanation of the place of violence and nonviolence within Matthew's text. The traditional roles of Usurper, Impostor, and Mentor are examined for insight into what Matthew's narrative achieves as well as, perhaps more importantly, what it excludes in the way of cultural expectations of violent reprisal.

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Robert Beck is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Loras College in Dubuque. Beck has been involved with peace and justice issues, including co-founding the Catholic Worker in Dubuque, and is the author of Nonviolent Story: Narrative Conflict Resolution in the Gospel of Mark. He currently publishes a column, "Sunday's Word," on the Sunday lectionary.

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