His Blood Be Upon Us: Revd Dr Tom Wilson’s Book Launch

Wednesday 16 November 18.30 – 20.30

Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London, EC1Y 1AU

The book explores the antisemitic potential of Matthew’s Gospel in the Christian New Testament. It begins with a detailed discussion of the occasion of the text, before discussing key questions (Matthew’s fulfilment theology, and the use of polemic in the text). Three crucial texts are examined in detail. The book discusses the reverberations of the “blood cry,” arguing the deicide-focused interpretation of Matthew 27:25 is foundational to subsequent blood libels, which are also discussed. The final chapters explore how to preach from Matthew’s Gospel with Jewish people in mind, including offering sample sermons to stimulate the reader’s thinking about how they might teach from a controversial Matthean text in a way that denies the possibility of perpetuating Christian antisemitism.

Event held by St Philip's Centre, Wesley's Chapel and Leysian Mission
Contact James Blackhall
Telephone 07707 640885
Email courses@stphilipscentre.co.uk
Venue accessibility Disabled toilet, Other (access), Wheelchair access
Event categories Other (event type)
Important information Refreshments available. Please email the above to reserve a place or to ask any questions.

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