A Gospel for a New People: Studies in Matthew
This book thoroughly examines Matthew's gospel. It discusses appropriate methods for interpretation and considers in detail the gospel's origin, purpose, and social setting. Graham Stanton claims that Matthew wrote the Gospel following a period of prolonged bitter disputes with fellow Jews. With considerable literary, catechetical, and pastoral skill the evangelist composed a gospel for a new people (both Jews and Gentiles) in a cluster of Christian communities. Dividing his book into three sections, Stanton discusses redaction critical, literary critical, and social scientific approaches to the interpretation of Matthew; he confirms that Matthew's Gospel was shaped by the "parting of the ways" with Judaism; and he includes two essays on the Sermon on the Mount and one on Matthew's use of the Old Testament.
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Literary Criticism Ancient and Modern
Matthews Gospel and the Damascus
Conclusions to Part I
Synagogue and Church
The Gospel of Matthew and Judaism
Christology and the Parting of the Ways
Conclusions to Part 11
Interpreting the Sermon on the Mount
The Origin and Purpose of the Sermon
Matthew as a Creative Interpreter
Matthews Use of the Old Testament
Matthew 11 2830 Comfortable Words?
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