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10). nf) . I n thi s way Matthew show s himsel f i n fac t ver y Pauline : th e tw o o f the m ar e th e partnership which has sponsored the two-tier ethi c which has dominated the Church ever since - perfectio n for the 'religious', realism for the rest. 13). 12) . Pau l fel t h e coul d hol d hi s ow n whe n i t cam e t o tongue s 9 Religious movement s wit h hig h aspiration s are boun d t o mee t thi s tension ; th e higher th e aspirations , th e fewe r th e aspirants . Somethin g simila r i s foun d i n th e Qumran communit y where the word tamim was used for the fully committed; and th e 'goodmen' among the Cathars i n fourteenth-century Franc e were called far/aits.
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C . Kee , the questio n o f its own identit y was in fac t th e primary issue for the Markan community, and questions about messianic titles were secondary to this (1977:107). , the explanation about what 'the Pharisees and all the Jews' d o i n Mark 7-3f, which suggests a Gentile readership. 14^ given t o th e disciple s i n privat e in 17-19, draw s out th e implication s fo r a Gentile Christian community . 10-12, i n a footnote to Jesus' teachin g about divorce, referenc e i s made t o a wif e divorcin g her husban d - somethin g tha t was 33 A V I S I O N FO R THE C H U R C H do no t know .