Description: This insightful study explores the significance of the interactions between Jesus and 'marginal' women recounted in the Gospel of Matthew. Employing social-scientific models and carefully using comparative data, Love examines the various aspects of this marginality, identifying the attempts of Matthew's Gospel to promote Jesus's vision of a new surrogate family of God that challenges the traditional structures of the household.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature
Review by Warren Carter
Citation: Warren Carter, review of Stuart L. Love, Jesus and Marginal Women: The Gospel of Matthew in Social-Scientific Perspective, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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