Monatszitat April 2021



Jesus does not abolish the ritual purity system; rather, he abolishes the force that creates the ritual impurity in the person he meets. Jesus is, as Mark puts it, the holy one of God (Mark 1:24; cf. Luke 4:34; John 6:69), embodying a contagious power of holiness that overwhelms the forces of impurity.


Matthew Thiessen, Jesus and the Forces of Death