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In die Skriflig

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VAN AARDE, Andries G.. Little faith: A pragmatic-linguistic perspective on Matthew's portrayal of Jesus' disciples. In Skriflig (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 2305-0853.

This article argues that fear is central to the state of being of Jesus' disciples when their religious experience is characterised as 'little faith' in the Gospel of Matthew. A pragmatic-linguistic reading strategy is applied to that passage in the Gospel of Matthew where the implications of fear for the experiences of the disciples can be observed most clearly, namely Matthew 13:53-17:27. In this passage their state of being is described as 'little faith' and it is conveyed that the integrity of the disciples' commission would not be accepted by their hearers unless they overcome their fear.

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