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Q’s message to the peasantry and poor: Considering three texts in the Sayings Gospel

Llewellyn Howes
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 75, No 3 | a4992 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v75i3.4992 | © 2019 Llewellyn Howes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 March 2018 | Published: 14 January 2019

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Llewellyn Howes, Department of Religion Studies, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa


This article aims to argue that the Sayings Gospel Q has a unique message for the peasantry and poor of ancient society. The intention of this article is to uncover the intended message of three particular Q texts for the peasantry and poor, namely Q 7:24–28, Q 10:5–9 and Q 11:9–13.


Sayings Gospel Q; From Below; Poor; Poverty; Mission Discourse; John the Baptist; Marginalised; Liberation Theology


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