Ethnography of the Gospel of Matthew

A Critical Assessment of the Use of the Honour
& Shame Model in New Testament Studies


By Louise Joy Lawrence
December 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-148084-8
411 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$127.50 Paper Original


The author provides a reading of Matthew's Gospel from an ethnographic perspective. By investigating various character interactions in the Gospel, the diversity inherent within cultural characteristics and values such as honor and shame are revealed. Contents include: Honor, Shame and Biblical Interpretation: The Story So Far; Literary Ethnography: Towards a Modified Approach; Matthew's World: Field, Informants and Dialogic of Study; Power: Investigating the Anti-Introspective; Religious Practice: Investigating Agnostic Interaction; Exchange: Investigating Limited Good; Kinship: Investigating Dyadic Personality and Collectivist Culture; Gender and Social Stratification: Investigating the Sexual; Perceptions and Prospects.

Theology
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No 165

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