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Author Blickenstaff, Marianne.

Title While the bridegroom is with them : marriage, family, and violence in the Gospel of Matthew / Marianne Blickenstaff
Published London ; New York : T & T Clark International, ©2005
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 244 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 292
Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 292
Contents Cover; Editorial Board; Dedication; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 THE BRIDEGROOM AND VIOLENCE; INTRODUCTION TO THE WEDDING PARABLES; Chapter 2 THE PARABLE OF THE WEDDING FEAST (Mt. 22.1-14); Chapter 3 THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS (Mt. 25.1-13); Chapter 4 THE BRIDEGROOM''S FICTIVE FAMILY; Chapter 5 THE ABSENT BRIDE, ANGELS, AND ANDROGYNY: SEXUALITY IN MATTHEW; Conclusion; Bibliography; Abbreviations; Index of References; Index of Modern Authors
Summary Interpreters of Matthew's Parable of the Wedding Feast (22.1-14) typically associate the 'king' with God and then justify his violent attacks against city and guests; interpreters of the Parable of the Ten Virgins (25.1-13) typically associate the 'bridegroom' with Jesus and then justify his extreme rejection of the 'foolish virgins.' Questioning such allegorical interpretations, this study first details how Hebrew, Greek, and Roman texts depict - without requiring allegorical understandings - numerous bridegrooms associated not only with joy but also with violence and death. Second, this proj
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-213) and index
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Subject Bible. Matthew -- Feminist criticism
Bible. Matthew -- Socio-rhetorical criticism
Bible. Matthew.
Families -- Biblical teaching.
Marriage -- Biblical teaching.
Violence -- Biblical teaching.
Mattheüs (bijbelboek)
Sociale verhoudingen.
Families -- Biblical teaching.
Feminist criticism.
Marriage -- Biblical teaching.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament.
Socio-rhetorical criticism of sacred works.
Violence -- Biblical teaching.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0567307174