The Gospel According to Matthew Paperback

The Basileia of the Heavens Is Near at Hand

by Elaine M Wainwright;

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The Gospel According to Matthew

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Central in the Gospel of Matthew is the proclamation that 'the kingdom, or empire (basileia), of the heavens has come near'. Today, with the rise of Empire Studies and a growing interest in postcolonial hermeneutics we are better placed than ever to appreciate what basileia signifies. Recent decades have seen significant shifts in biblical scholarship opening up a range of ways of engaging the biblical narrative- both methodologically (the tools and techniques for engaging the text) and hermeneutically (the perspectives that inform an interpreter's approach to the text and to the interpretative task). It is these shifts that give shape to this volume so that readers encounter not only the text of Matthew itself but also its rich lode of recent interpretation. Among aspects of first-century life brought to the fore by current social-scientific methodology are kinship, the honor and shame culture, and masculinity. Gender is another interpretative lens that has characterized the study of the Gospel of Matthew in recent decades and the Guide provides pathways through this rich literature. The Guide to Matthew concludes with the most recent turn of the hermeneutical lens, namely an ecological perspective on what is perhaps the best-known text in Matthew, the Beatitudes. This final chapter is an example of how we can enter an old and familiar text like the Gospel of Matthew from yet another new critical direction.

The Gospel According to Matthew by Elaine M Wainwright was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press Ltd in October 2014. The ISBN for The Gospel According to Matthew is 9781909697638.

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Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherSheffield Phoenix Press Ltd (October 2014)
Number of Pages94
Thickness5 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4315504
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