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Bibil Identifier bibil:248345
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Gospel According to Matthew
Title (English, ) The Basileia of the Heavens Is Near at Hand
Author Wainwright, Elaine M.
Series Phoenix Guides to the New Testament (Volume: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 33600
Place 226.2.08
Publishing house Sheffield Phoenix Press
Place Sheffield
ISBN 978-1-909697-63-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages viii Pages
85 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract 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.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
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