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Lloyd Pietersen on ‘Does the Matthean Jesus really loves his enemies?’

Here’s something for you.

Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

It was a real joy to have Lloyd Pietersen with us recently to present a paper on ‘Does the Matthean Jesus really love his enemies?’ He was participating as part of the Humanities Research Group Seminar Series for the Newman Humanities Research Centre

Matt 5

(full text of paper available to download below)

Lloyd began by conceding that this was his first time presenting an academic paper on the Synoptics (or Matthew in particular) and that this was very much a work in progress. The focus was Jesus’ instruction in Matt 5:44 to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”, from the Sermon on the Mount, and argued that this idea broadly conflicted with the canonical and non-canonical Jewish understanding of ‘enemy hatred’.

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This Is Why Computers Reading Texts Isn’t Always Very Good

As Ralph Keen points out,

When you can’t read Fraktur, Bucherei becomes…

The Cross Is Foolishness to Those Who Are Perishing

But some believe…

When at Athens Paul began to preach of our Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the dead, they laughed at him first; but, after they thoroughly understood the matter, many of them were converted to the Christian belief, especially one of the highest magistrates called Dionysius and a noble lady, Damaris. And so we also hope that when the subject is heard to the end, all of your reasonable hearts will become favourable. — Huldrych Zwingli

Happy Easter!


Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Ms. C 5, fol. 383v.http://www.e-codices.ch/de/zbz/C0005/383v
(Darstellung der Auferstehung Christi: illustrierte Historienbibel aus der Werkstatt des Diebold Lauber – Hagenau, um 1431–1437)