Memahami Fenomena Konten Sedekah dalam Perspektif Matius 6:1-4


  • Bonifasius Pradipta Putra Alam Magister Filsafat Keilahian Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta
  • Ireneus Yongki Artha Pieter Magister Filsafat Keilahian Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta



Sexual Abuse, Relation of Domination, Clericalism, Jesus The Healer Shepherd


Almsgiving content on various social media platforms is an interesting social phenomenon to study, especially based on the perspective of Matthew 6:1-4. As a text that is influenced by the background of religious and cultural communities, Matthew has a unique way of maintaining the continuity of the ideals of his community. An interpretation model that utilizes the help of social sciences will be beneficial in understanding the ideals of the community that influenced Matthew. From the results of applying the social science way of thinking to the text of Mat 6:1-4, two important things must be understood. First, the teaching of almsgiving is a religious obligation. Second, the teachings on almsgiving aim to create “an egalitarian society” and avoid damaging the recipient's reputation socially, culturally, or religiously. Almsgiving content featuring fictitious and animated characters and storylines is offered as an alternative to responding to this phenomenon.

Author Biographies

Bonifasius Pradipta Putra Alam, Magister Filsafat Keilahian Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta

Lahir di Sindangsari, 20 Juni 1992. Ia menyelesaikan program Magister di bidang Teologi di Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta pada tahun 2022. Saat ini ia bekerja sebagai guru di SMA Talenta, Yayasan Margaasah Talenta.

Ireneus Yongki Artha Pieter, Magister Filsafat Keilahian Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta

Lahir di Semarang, 28 Juni 1994. Ia menyelesaikan program S1 di bidang Teologi di Univeritas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta pada tahun 2019. Saat ini ia sedang menempuh pendidikan S2 di Fakultas Teologi Universitas Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta.


Basser, Herbert W. The Gospel of Matthew and Judaic Traditions: A Relevance-based Commentary. Leiden - Boston: Brill, 2015.

Berman, Joshua A. “The Biblical Origins of Equality”, Azure 37 (2009): 76-99.

Davies, Gary., Whelan, Susan., Foley, Anthony., dan Walsh, Margaret. “Gifts and Gifting”, International Journal of Management Reviews 12 (2010): 413-434.

Downs, David J. “Almsgiving and Competing Soteriologies in Second-Century Christianity.” Religions 9, no. 7 (2018): 1-13.

Elliott, John H. “The Jesus Movement was not Egalitarian but Family-Oriented”, Biblical Interpretation 11 (2003): 173-210.

Gardner, Gregg E. “Charity Wounds: Gifts to the Poor in Early Rabbinic Judaism”, dalam The Gift in Antiquity, ed. Michael L. Satlow, 173-188. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

Harrod, Joseph C. “The Neglected Discipline of Almsgiving.” Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care 12, no. 1 (2019): 89-111.

Jarvis, Christine. “Fiction and Film and Transformative Learning”, dalam The Handbook of Transformative Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice, ed. Edward W. Taylor, Patricia Cranton, dan Associates, 486-502. California: Jossey-Bass, 2012.

Lapin, Hayim. Early Rabbinic Civil Law and The Social History of Roman Galilee: A Study of Mishnah Tractate Baba’ Meṣi‘a’. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995.

Mauss, Marcel. The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies. Trans. W.D. Halls. London - New York: Routledge, 2002.

Paul, Kolawole Oladotun. “Examining the Concept of Righteousness in the Gospel of Matthew.” AGHATOS 10 no. 2 (2019): 241-251.

Verhezen, Peter. “From a Culture of Gifts to a Culture of Exchange (of gifts): An Indonesian Perspective on Bribery.” Antropologi Indonesia 27, no. 72 (2003): 101-115.

Vledder, E-J. dan van Aarde, A. G. “The Social Stratification of the Matthean Community”, Neotestamentica 28 (1994): 511-522.




How to Cite

Putra Alam, B. P. ., & Pieter, I. Y. A. . (2023). Memahami Fenomena Konten Sedekah dalam Perspektif Matius 6:1-4. Media: Jurnal Filsafat Dan Teologi, 4(2), 105-124.