The Gospel of Matthew: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series pdf epub fb2

The Gospel of Matthew: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series by Donald Senior pdf epub fb2

The Gospel of Matthew: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series Author: Donald Senior
Title: The Gospel of Matthew: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
ISBN: 0687008484
ISBN13: 978-0687008483
Other Formats: lrf lrf azw mbr
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (March 1, 1997)
Language: English
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Size PDF version: 1412 kb
Size EPUB version: 1569 kb
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference




Biblical texts create worlds of meaning and invite readers to enter them. When readers enter such textual worlds, which are often strange and complex, they are confronted with theological claims. With this in mind, the purpose of the Interpreting Biblical Texts series is to help dedicated students in their experience of reading and interpreting by providing guides for their journeys into textual worlds. The controlling perspective is expressed in the operative word of the title: interpreting. The primary focus of the series is not so much on the world behind the texts or out of which the texts have arisen as on the worlds created by the texts in their engagement with readers.

In this volume, Donald Senior provides an up-to-date introduction to the Gospel of Matthew. The seven chapters of Part One focus on modern biblical scholarship and the interpretation of Matthew, discussing the sources and structure of the Gospel, its use of the Old Testament, its understanding of Jewish Law, its setting as a part of the mission of Christianity to the Gentiles, its Christology, its understanding of the nature of discipleship, and the community from which the Gospel originated. The six chapters of Part Two provide a structured guide to reading and interpreting Matthew's Gospel.