2011 unit archive
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This unit is a detailed exegetical study of the Gospel of Matthew, with a particular focus upon the community responsible for the Gospel in relation to the Jewish world of its time and other varieties of the early Christian movement. Special emphasis will be given to the following themes: Christology (Jesus as Son of God and authoritative Interpreter of the Torah); the function of scripture; ecclesiology; parable interpretation; ethics; eschatology; the Passion; mission to the nations.
Upon successful completion of this unit, it is expected that students will be able to:
Lectures and tutorials
* = set texts recommended for purchase
Boring, M. Eugene. ‘The Gospel of Matthew,’ in L. E. Keck ed. The New Interpreter’s Bible. Vol. 8. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. 87-505.
Bornkamm, G., Barth, G & Held, H. J. Tradition and interpretation in Matthew. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1982.
Byrne, B. Lifting the burden: reading Matthew’s Gospel in the church today. Strathfield: St Pauls Publications, 2004.
Davies, W. D. & Allison, D.C. The Gospel according to Saint Matthew (ICC). 3 Vols. Edinburgh: 1988-97.
Harrington, Daniel J. The Gospel of Matthew (Sacra Pagina 1). Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1991.
Kingsbury, J. D. Matthew as story. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1988.
Luz, U. Matthew 1-7: A commentary (Hermeneia). Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1989.
Luz, U. Matthew 8-20: A commentary (Hermeneia). Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2001.
Meier, J. P. Matthew. Wilmington: Glazier, 1980.
Overman, J. Andrew. Matthew’s Gospel and formative Judaism: the social world of the Matthean Community. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990.
Senior, Donald. What are they saying about Matthew? 2nd ed. New York: Paulist, 1996.
Stanton, G. (ed.) The interpretation of Matthew. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1983.