Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

'Effects' Of MT 14:22–33 In Some Nineteenth-Century Theological Texts

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses the 'effects' of Mt 14:22-33 in some theological writings of the nineteenth century. The theological texts discussed in the chapter are viewed through two lenses: the universe (the grand, unbroken harmony) and humanity (the lordship of man's will) in the hope that this pair of 'enlightenment spectacles' will bring into focus the thought of this period about walking on the water. The rationalist approach treats Gospel pericopae as historical accounts which are faulty or misleading in certain respects. The whole concept of the grand unbroken harmony is rooted in explanation and the advance of knowledge; anything which is not at least partially explainable is, as Strauss expresses it, "something which cannot be conceived," (Undenkbare). The theme of the grand unbroken harmony shows itself to be a potent inuence in rationalising, sceptical and traditionally conservative texts.

Keywords:grand unbroken harmony; Mt 14:22-33; nineteenth century theological texts; rationalist approach

10.1163/ej.9789004163744.i-232.24
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004163744.i-232.24
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Walking on the Water — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation