- Author : Glenna Jackson
- Release Date : 01 December 2002
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 218 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780567117700
Download or read book entitled Have Mercy on Me by author: Glenna Jackson which was release on 01 December 2002 and published by Bloomsbury Publishing with total page 218 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Matthew's gospel begins and ends with the Jewish-Gentile debate, and at the heart of both the issue and the gospel is the story of the Canaanite woman. It is a story that reveals tension between Jews and proselytes in Matthew's community and responds to the question, 'What must one do to be a member of the community'? This study focuses on the stereotype of the woman as a Canaanite as well as Matthew's sources and the form of the story. The conclusion is that the story reflects a reinforcement of Jewish law that allows gentiles to attain membership in the Matthean community, thus continuing the Jewish tradition that allows gentiles into the faith.