In this highly interdisciplinary work, linguist Anna Wierzbicka casts new light on the words of Jesus by taking her well-known semantic theory of quniversal human conceptsq- concepts which are intuitively understandable and self-explanatory across languages-and bringing it to bear on Jesus' parables and the Sermon on the Mount. Her approach results in strikingly novel interpretations of the Gospels. Written in dialogue with other biblical commentators, What Did Jesus Mean? is both scholarly rigorous yet accessible.Betz (1995:454) notes that the notion of undivided loyalty and devotion to God is nothing new to the Jewish religion, and he ... it sees this undivided loyalty as threatened by the service to another deity, Mammon, that is directly opposed to God.
|Title||:||What Did Jesus Mean? : Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts|
|Author||:||Anna Wierzbicka Professor of Linguistics Australian National University|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 2001-03-12|