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dc.contributor.authorVan Aarde, A. G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-09T09:45:03Z
dc.date.available2017-01-09T09:45:03Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationVan Aarde, A.G. (2016). The love for the poor neighbour: in memory of her (Matthew 26:6-13). Acta Theologica, 23, 150-175.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v23i1S.8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/5256
dc.description.abstractThis article explores whether the Jesus saying in Matthew 26:11 contradicts the Jesus tradition about caring for the poor. Bultmann’s understanding of the love commandment provides a key to understanding this perceived paradox. On the one hand, in Matthew 19:21, Jesus says that to love one’s neighbour as required by the Decalogue means, in practice, to dispose of all riches and give the money to the poor. On the other hand, in Matthew 26:6-14, Jesus pardons the woman who anointed him with precious oil in anticipation of his burial rather than selling the oil and giving the money to the poor. The article argues that the Matthean Jesus did not contradict himself. Bultmann’s insight into the dialectical dissociation between Christian ethics and Stoic ethics supports the coherence in Jesus’ view on caring for the poor. O Galilee, Galilee, thou hatest the law; thine end will be to have to deal with brigands (Yohanan ben Zakkai, y. Shabbat 15d, quoted in Elliott-Binns 1956:74).en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectPovertyen_ZA
dc.subjectJesus traditionen_ZA
dc.subjectMatthew 26:6-13en_ZA
dc.subjectRudolf Bultmannen_ZA
dc.subjectStoic ethicsen_ZA
dc.subjectLove commandmenten_ZA
dc.titleThe love for the poor neighbour: in memory of her (Matthew 26:6-13)en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free State


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