The beatitudes according to the gospel of luke - 1 - Key people in christianity
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The beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by jesus in the sermon on the mount in the gospel of matthew each is a proverb like proclamation without narrative four of the blessings also appear in the sermon on the plain in the gospel of luke followed by four woes which mirror the blessings.
The beatitudes according to christ blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are you when they shall revile you and persecute you and speak all that is evil against you untruly for my sake be glad and rejoice for your reward is very great in heaven.
The eight beatitudes form the core of the christian life as fr john a hardon sj writes in his modern catholic dictionary they are the promises of happiness made by christ to those who faithfully accept his teaching and follow his divine example.
Sources besides the commentaries on st matthew and st luke and the monographs on the sermon on the mount the beatitudes are treated in eight homilies of st.
A new testament scholars say the authors of both matthew andluke received four of the beatitudes from the hypotheticalq document.
All of the beatitudes have an eschatological meaning that is they promise us salvation not in this world but in the next the beatitudes initiate one of the main themes of matthews gospel that the kingdom so long awaited in the old testament is not of this world but.
Living the beatitudes blog series rebekah domer who lives at the foxhill bruderhof in new york is blogging her way through the beatitudes the opening lines of the sermon on the mount spoken by jesus as a guide to his followers and disciples.