This postcolonial reading of the Great Commission in conversation with a Korean myth encourages all readers - colonizing and colonized - to pay more attention to their world, the world that has emerged following the Great Commission, than to the world of Jesus behind the text, or the world of Matthew within the text, so that they can emancipate presupposed meanings derived from hierarchical, formulaic, and christocentric interpretation. Reading the two texts together helps both missionizing and missionized readers hold the Great Commission as a national myth of the kingdom of God for the sake of the welfare of all human beings (the Korean principle of Hongik Ingan).
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