The Sermon on the Mount and the Two Ways Teaching of the Didache
2005 (English)In: Matthew and the Didache: Two Documents from the Same Jewish-Christian Milieu?, Van Gorcum: Assen & Fortress Press: Minneapolis , 2005, 87-103 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
The analysis confirms important tradition-historical links between Matthew and the Didache. Matthew's commmunity was familiar with the two-ways motif and may have applied it as a catechetic scheme. The two seemingly different literary products also share a similar paraenetic-catechetic logic. Both combine a rhetoric of perfection with practical concerns and a relatively lenient application. Still, the paucity of common material is undeniable, and the theological postures are not identical. All thigs considered, it is unlikely that Matthew and Did were written in the same community approximately at the same time. When the Didachist compiled his work, a generation or two had passed since the issue of Matthew's "double gospel". The Didachist presupposes the authority of Matthew's Gospel, but his community continued to use its own Two Ways catechesis long after Matthew's Sermon on the Mount was available.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Van Gorcum: Assen & Fortress Press: Minneapolis , 2005. 87-103 p.
Matthew's Gospel, Didache, Two Ways
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-68479ISBN: 90 232 4077 4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-68479DiVA: diva2:96390