Christian Teachers in Matthew and Thomas: The Possibility of Becoming a "Master"

  title={Christian Teachers in Matthew and Thomas: The Possibility of Becoming a "Master"},
  author={Thomas A. Wayment},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={289 - 311}
  • T. Wayment
  • Published 9 September 2004
  • Education
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
During the latter half of the first century C.E. the communities of Matthew and Thomas began to consider the proper role of the Christian teacher within the community. As each community sought to develop its own model, it drew upon available sayings of Jesus. The author of Matthew had access to Q 6.40, which offered an incomplete model of what a Christian teacher should do. Matthew sought to expand this model using the figure of Peter as the ideal disciple for the community. The authors of… 
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