A Gospel for a New People (Paper)

Studies in Matthew

  • 9780664254995
  • 6x8
  • 440
  • 118.75
  • Paper
  • 0664254993
  • 8/1/1993
  • In Stock
$ 35.00


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.


Editorial Reviews for this product are coming soon.

You May Also Be Interested In...

First and Second Peter, James, and Jude
Families in the New Testament World
Paul and the Stoics
Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World
The Continuing Voice of Jesus
A Guide Through the New Testament
Biblical Exegesis, Third Edition
Our Mother Saint Paul
Jesus the Village Psychiatrist
Sign up to learn about new releases and other updates from WJK