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|Title:||The Synoptic Gospels and Family : Fundaments to restore Its Deteriorated Values||Authors:||Ayuch, Daniel Alberto||Affiliations:||Institute of Theology||Keywords:||New Testament
Marriage and Divorce
|Subjects:||Family||Issue Date:||2015||Part of:||N. Dumitrascu (Ed.), Christian family and contemporary society. Bloomsbury Academic.||Start page:||3||End page:||16||Abstract:||
Gospel narratives have an effective way of teaching Christian behavior. They teach wisdom of life based on the perspective of the Kingdom by giving clear examples and concrete sayings. However, scholars generally underlie modern theological discourse about family on epistolary paraenesis and some paragraphs from the Old Testament. The present article works on two texts that are rarely quoted in studies and documents about family in the New Testament. These texts come from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The chosen Matthean paragraph teaches about marriage, celibacy and children (Matt 19:1-15), while the Lucan one forms a diptych of miracles that restore a gentile and a Jewish family (Luke 7:1-17). The present study highlights the transforming power of Jesus words, when he faces daily life and reveals the fulfillment of Gods promises for salvation of all flesh. Family is one of those human institutions that Jesus revisits and restructures based on the fundaments of love..
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