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Author Vine, Cedric E. W

Title The audience of Matthew : an appraisal of the local audience thesis / Cedric E.W. Vine
Published New York : Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 235 pages)
Series Library of New Testament studies ; 496
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of New Testament studies ; 496.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 -- THE COMMUNITY THESIS AND THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. The Community Thesis; 1.3. Problems in Defining an Audience; 1.4. Summary; Chapter 2 -- CHARACTERISATION AND PLOT IN MATTHEAN COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTIONS; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Matthean Community Reconstructions; 2.3. Characterisation and Plot in Matthew's Gospel; 2.4. Characterisation and Plot in Matthean Community Reconstructions; 2.5. Summary; Chapter 3 -- PETER IN MATTHEAN AND MARKAN COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTIONS; 3.1. Introduction
3.2. Peter in Matthean Community Reconstructions3.3. Peter in Markan Community Reconstructions; 3.4. Summary; Chapter 4 -- ORALITY, PERFORMANCE, AND GOSPEL AUDIENCES; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Audience-related Approaches; 4.3. Text-Lector-Audience; 4.4. Summary; Chapter 5 -- AURAL EXPERIENCE: SETTINGS AND FRAMES; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Settings and Frames in Markan and Matthean Stories of Peter; 5.3. Summary; Chapter 6 -- AURAL EXPERIENCE: IMPACT; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Plausible Impacts of Peter Stories; 6.3. Summary; Chapter 7 -- CONCLUSION; Bibliography; Index of References
Summary This book seeks to establish the inadequacy of readings of the Gospel of Matthew as intended for, and a reflection of, a local audience or community. Despite repeated challenges, the local audience thesis continues to dominate a large proportion of Matthean scholarship, and, as such, the issue of determining the Gospel's audience remains an open question. This book posits four main critiques. First, the assumptions which underpin the text-focused process of identifying the Gospel's audience, whether deemed to be local, Jewish, or universal, lack clarity. Literary entities such as the implied r
Notes Revised version of the author's doctoral thesis--University of Sheffield
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-221) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Bible. Matthew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Matthew -- Appreciation -- History
Bible. Matthew.
Bibel Matthäusevangelium
"Bible. NT. Matthieu" - réception.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Art appreciation.
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567613202