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Hermeneutic For The Sermon On The Mount

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I'm aware of the general patristic interpretations on the Sermon On The Mount (Matthew 5–7), but I am looking for more detail as to *how* each particular teaching is grouped and understood. For example, the famous segment about eye plucking and hand chopping (5.29–30) is understood figuratively and the teaching on loving one's enemies is understood literally (5.43–48), yet both use the same narrative structure ("You have heard that it was said to those of old...But I say to you" (OSB/NKJV)) and are not otherwise very different in form. So, does anyone know of any patristic commentary that is not about any of His teachings in particular but on what textually *distinguishes* a figurative from a literal one? Thanks!
 
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