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Review of Biblical Literature Blog

Matthew
Wilkinson Duran, Nicole and James P. Grimshaw, editors

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013 pp. xxii + 351. $49

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Texts @ Contexts


Description: The Texts @ Contexts series gathers scholarly voices from diverse contexts and social locations to bring new or unfamiliar facets of biblical texts to light. Matthew sheds new light from new perspectives on themes in the Gospel including community; land, labor, and Empire; children, parents, and families; health and disabilities; and border-crossings. The authors challenge us to consider how we deal with cultural distances between ourselves and these ancient writings—and between one another in the contemporary world. Like other volumes in the Texts @ Contexts series, these essays de-center the often homogeneous first-world orientation of much biblical scholarship and open up new possibilities for discovery.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches

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Review by Ernest van Eck
Published 3/2/2017
Citation: Ernest van Eck, review of Nicole Wilkinson Duran and James P. Grimshaw, eds., Matthew, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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