In the Sermon on the Mount, we meet Jesus the supreme teacher, speaking very clearly into human experience with graphic images and lively turns of phrase. But who is this teaching for? Church or world, every follower, or just the super-spiritual? And is it attainable, or an ideal which shows us how short we fall?
With the help of interpreters down the ages, this study sets out the issues and proposes reading the Sermon as covenant, which holds both challenge and promise, thus reclaiming the Sermon for life today.
Author: John Y H Yieh
The Revd Dr John Y H Yieh is Associate Professor of New Testament at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. A Presbyterian minister originally from Taiwan, he teaches in an Episcopal seminary. His special interests are the Gospels, history of interpretation, and Chinese biblical hermeneutics.