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Title Methods for Matthew / edited by Mark Allan Powell
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages)
Series Methods in biblical interpretation
Methods in biblical interpretation.
Contents The historical-critical method and the Gospel of Matthew / Donald A. Hagner and Stephen E. Young -- Literary approaches and the Gospel of Matthew / Mark Allan Powell -- Feminist criticism and the Gospel of Matthew / Elaine M. Wainwright -- Historical Jesus studies and the Gospel of Matthew / Craig A. Evans -- Social-scientific approaches and the Gospel of Matthew / Bruce J. Malina -- Postcolonial criticism and the Gospel of Matthew / Fernando F. Segovia
Summary 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 the reader will also learn enough about each of these six approaches to understand their function in biblical studies today
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Bible. Matthew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Matthew -- Hermeneutics.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Powell, Mark Allan, 1953-
ISBN 0511627114 (electronic bk.)
0511651392 (electronic bk.)
9780511627118 (electronic bk.)
9780511651397 (electronic bk.)