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Date and time
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 19:00
Address
Chester Cathedral
Chester
CH1 2DY
United Kingdom

About the Event

"Matthew's Gospel for Today" (Dr Stephen Barton, Lichfield diocese and University of Durham)

This lecture will argue for the relevance of Matthew’s Gospel for today. It will show that Matthew’s apocalyptic language and theology reflects the parting of the ways between church and synagogue in the period after Jesus’ death and resurrection. It will suggest that, far from being a ‘problem’, Matthean apocalyptic renders the Gospel strangely relevant for living in a time of crisis and end-of-the-world anxiety. Among significant themes discussed will be the frank recognition of the reality of evil; the relevance of the moral life and practices of ascetic discipline; the theme of judgement; Jesus as divine revealer of a hidden wisdom; identity and community in the kingdom of heaven; the ‘two ways’ doctrine and the imperative to choose.

Entry by the south-west door of Cathedral next to the War Memorial. Entry £3; £1 for students and unwaged.

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Address

Chester Cathedral
Chester
CH1 2DY
United Kingdom