Methods for Matthew

Methods for Matthew

by Mark Allan Powell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521716144

ISBN-13: 9780521716147

Pub. Date: 07/13/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Today's biblical scholars study the Gospel of Matthew with a wide variety of methods that yield diverse and exciting insights. Methods for Matthew offers a primer on six exegetical approaches that have proved to be especially useful and popular. In each case, a prominent scholar describes the principles and procedures of a particular approach and then demonstrates

Overview

Today's biblical scholars study the Gospel of Matthew with a wide variety of methods that yield diverse and exciting insights. Methods for Matthew offers a primer on six exegetical approaches that have proved to be especially useful and popular. In each case, a prominent scholar describes the principles and procedures of a particular approach and then demonstrates how that approach works in practice, applying it to a well-known text from Matthew's Gospel. As an added bonus, each of the chosen texts is treated to three different interpretations so that the reader can easily compare the results obtained through one approach to those obtained through other approaches. The reader will learn a great deal about two stories from Matthew ("the healing of a centurion's servant" and "the resurrection of Jesus") and will also learn enough about each of these six approaches to understand their function in biblical studies today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521716147
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/13/2009
Series:
Methods in Biblical Interpretation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
916,016
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Methods in Biblical Interpretation ix

Abbreviations xiii

About the Contributors xv

Introduction Mark Allan Powell 1

1 The Historical-Critical Method and the Gospel of Matthew Donald A. Hagner Stephen E. Young 11

2 Literary Approaches and the Gospel of Matthew Mark Allan Powell 44

3 Feminist Criticism and the Gospel of Matthew Elaine M. Wainwright 83

4 Historical Jesus Studies and the Gospel of Matthew Craig A. Evans 118

5 Social-Scientific Approaches and the Gospel of Matthew Bruce J. Malina 154

6 Postcolonial Criticism and the Gospel of Matthew Fernando F. Segovia 194

Glossary 239

Annotated Bibliography 245

Subject Index 251

Scripture Index 255

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