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Author Vledder, Evert-Jan.

Title Conflict in the miracle stories : a socio-exegetical study of Matthew 8 and 9 / Evert-Jan Vledder
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations
Series Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 152
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 152
Contents Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 CONFLICT IN THE MIRACLE STORIES INADEQUATELY EXPLAINED; Chapter 2 CONFLICT THEORY; Chapter 3 THE SOCIAL LOCATION OF THE MATTHEAN COMMUNITY; Chapter 4 EXEGESIS OF MATTHEW 8 AND 9 IN THE LIGHT OF CONFLICT THEORY; Chapter 5 TYING UP THE LOOSE ENDS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary Matthew's Gospel is a witness to conflicting interests. The leaders of Israel are part of the so-called 'retainer class', who pursue their own interests by promoting the interests of the Roman rulers. Jesus (and the Matthaean community), on the contrary, acts on behalf of the marginalized in society. Jesus challenges the underlying values of the leaders who, contrary to what is expected, do not forgive and act mercifully. The leaders try to resolve the conflict negatively by labelling Jesus as possessed by the devil. At the same time, the conflict spirals onward: the Matthaean community is cal
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-266) and indexes
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Subject Bible. Matthew, VIII-IX -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. New Testament. Evangiles Matthieu 8-9 -- critique, interprétation, etc.
Matthäusevangelium 8-9.
Mattheüs (bijbelboek)
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567637158