A Pagan Emperor’s Appropriation of Matthew’s Gospel

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    Abstract

    Julian’s aggressive engagement of Christianity has usually been understood to be confined to more polemical works such as his Against the Galilaeans. However, his seventh oration contains a narrative borrowing from and ridiculing Christianity. This article focuses on a short narrative and argues that Julian borrowed from Matthew 4, casting himself in the role of Christ for rhetorical effect.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)593-598
    Number of pages6
    JournalExpository Times
    Volume125
    Issue number12
    Early online date4 Mar 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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    Keywords

    • Emperor Julian
    • Constantine
    • Paganism
    • Christianisation
    • Gospel of Matthew

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    A Pagan Emperor’s Appropriation of Matthew’s Gospel. / Greenwood, David Neal.

    In: Expository Times, Vol. 125, No. 12, 09.2014, p. 593-598.

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