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Dorothy Weaver, The Irony of Power: The Politics of God Within Matthew’s Narrative

Curkpatrick, Samuel (2019) Dorothy Weaver, The Irony of Power: The Politics of God Within Matthew’s Narrative. Stone-Campbell Journal, 22 (1). online. ISSN 1097-6566 (In Press)

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Abstract

Weaver’s The Irony of Power focusses on select scenes from Matthew’s gospel that are subtly ironic, where narrative elements such as character and plot are contrasted to speak a counterintuitive message of non-violence and suffering. Rather than providing a detailed theological exploration of irony or power, Weaver focuses on Matthew’s critique of Roman civic and Jewish religious power. Drawing on the contemporary responses of Palestinian Christians to violence, Weaver shows how Matthew’s ironic take on power encourages and emboldens Christians to live by a redemptive word of life, even as they assume the immensely difficult call not to resist the evildoer.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Irony, power, Matthew, gospel, New Testament
Fields of Research: 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Samuel Curkpatrick
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2019 22:29
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2019 22:29
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3420

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