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Mark & Matthew 1: Comparative Readings: Understanding the Earliest Gospels in their First-Century Settings

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The study of Mark and Matthew from a comparative perspective has a long history. Ever since the theory of Markan priority became firmly established in the 19th century however, many studies, especially commentaries on either Mark or Matthew, make observations related primarily to one of the Gospels only. Thus the most frequent result of studying Mark and Matthew is that one Gospel is overshadowed by the other. This collection of papers employs a sustained multiperspectival comparative approach which contributes ...

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Hardcover The study of Mark and Matthew from a comparative perspective has a long history. Ever since the theory of Markan priority became firmly established in the 19th ... century, however, many studies, especially commentaries on either Mark or Matthew, make observations related primarily to one of the Gospels only. Thus, the most frequent result of studying Mark and Matthew is that one Gospel is overshadowed by the other. This collection of papers employs a sustained multiperspectival comparative approach that contributes simultaneously to the synoptic problem discourse and sheds light on the individual Gospels in their first-century setting(s), a procedure that reveals new questions and discoveries. This highlights new aspects of the Gospels that are critical for our understanding of the rise and development of Gospel literature in the first century c.e. Read more Show Less

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The study of Mark and Matthew from a comparative perspective has a long history. Ever since the theory of Markan priority became firmly established in the 19th century however, many studies, especially commentaries on either Mark or Matthew, make observations related primarily to one of the Gospels only. Thus the most frequent result of studying Mark and Matthew is that one Gospel is overshadowed by the other. This collection of papers employs a sustained multiperspectival comparative approach which contributes simultaneously to the synoptic problem discourse and sheds light on the individual Gospels in their first century setting(s), a procedure that reveals new questions and discoveries. This highlights new aspects of the Gospels which are critical for our understanding of the rise and development of Gospel literature in the first century C.E. Contributors: Barbara Aland , David E. Aune , Wayne Baxter , Eve-Marie Becker, Cilliers Breytenbach , Warren Carter , Sean Freyne , Morten Horning Jensen , John S. Kloppenborg , Stanley E. Porter , Anders Runesson , David C. Sim , Lorenzo Scornaienchi , Tommy Wasserman , Oda Wischmeyer , Adela Yarbro Collins , Linden Youngquist

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Eve-Marie Becker, Born 1972; Studies of Theology in Marburg and Erlangen; 2001 Dr. theol.; 2004 Habilitation; since 2006 Professor of New Testament Exegesis at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.Anders Runesson, Born 1968; 2001 PhD, 2002 Docent, Lund University; since 2003 Professor of Early Christianity and Early Judaism, McMaster University, Canada.

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Eve-Marie Becker and Anders Runesson : Introduction: Studying Mark and Matthew in Comparative Perspective 1. History of Research Cilliers Breytenbach : Current Research on the Gospel according to Mark: A Report on Monographs Published from 2000-2009 - David C. Sim : Matthew: The Current State of Research 2. Reconstructing the Artifacts: Text-Critical and Linguistic Aspects of the Study of Mark and Matthew Barbara Aland : Was heisst Abschreiben? Neue Entwicklungen in der Textkritik und ihre Konsequenzen fur die Uberlieferungsgeschichte der fruhesten christlichen Verkundigung - Tommy Wasserman : The Implications of Textual Criticism for Understanding the 'Original Text' - Stanley E. Porter : Matthew and Mark: The Contribution of Recent Linguistic Thought 3. Date and Genre Eve-Marie Becker : Dating Mark and Matthew as Ancient Literature - David E. Aune : Genre Theory and the Genre-Function of Mark and Matthew 4. Socio-Religious Location Sean Freyne : Matthew and Mark: The Jewish Contexts - Morten Horning Jensen : Conflicting Calls? Family and Discipleship in Mark Matthew in the Light of First-Century Galilean Village Life - Linden Youngquist : Matthew, Mark and Q - Wayne Baxter : Matthew, Mark, and the Shepherd Metaphor: Similarities, Differences, and Implications 5. Conflict and Violence Warren Carter : Matthew: Empire, Synagogues, and Horizontal Violence - Lorenzo Scornaienchi : The Controversy Dialogues and the Polemic in Mark and Matthew - John S. Kloppenborg : The Representation of Violence in Synoptic Parables 6. Building Community Using Text Oda Wischmeyer : Forming Identity Through Literature: The Impact of Mark for the Building of Christ-Believing Communities in the Second Half of the First Century C. E. - Anders Runesson : Building Matthean Communities: The Politics of Textualization 7. Notes from the Conference: Further Discussion Adela Yarbro Collins : Reflections on the Conference at the University of Aarhus, July 25-27, 2008

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