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Tekalign Duguma Negewo

Identity Formation and the Gospel of Matthew

A Socio-Narrative Reading

[Identitätsbildung und das Matthäusevangelium. Eine sozio-narrative Lektüre.]

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Warum führt der Autor des Matthäusevangeliums nicht-jüdische Figuren in seine Erzählung ein? Tekalign Duguma Negewo beantwortet diese Frage unter der Annahme, dass das Evangelium eine identitätsbildende Funktion für seine Gemeinde hatte.
Warum führt der Autor des Matthäusevangeliums nicht-jüdische Figuren in seine Erzählung ein? Tekalign Duguma Negewo beantwortet diese Frage unter der Annahme, dass das Evangelium eine identitätsbildende Funktion für seine Gemeinde hatte.
Inhaltsübersicht
Introduction: The Identity-Forming Role of Matthew's Gospel

Chapter 1: History of Research
1.1. History of Research on Identity Formation and Matthew's Gospel – 1.2 History of Research on the Matthean Community – 1.2.1 Historical-Critical Method – 1.2.2 Literary Criticism – 1.3 History of Research on the Function of Matthew's Gospel – 1.4 The Gospel of Matthew and Non-Judeans – 1.5 The Need for an Integrative Approach – 1.6 Conclusion

Chapter 2: Socio-Narrative Reading of the Gospels
2.1 Previous Attempts to Merge Reading Methods – 2.1.1 Merging Different Reading Methods – 2.1.2 Barthes' Semiological Reading and Gospel Studies – 2.1.3 Conclusion – 2.2 The Way Forward: A Socio-Narrative Reading of Matthew – 2.2.1 Semiological Analysis: Matthean Narrative as Myth – 2.2.2 Mythmaking and Social Identity Formation – 2.2.3 Narrative Criticism – 2.2.4 »Us« vs »Others« in Matthew – 2.3 Conclusion

Chapter 3: Negatively Stereotyped Non-Judeans in the Matthean Narrative
3.1 Negatively Stereotyped Non-Judeans in Jesus' Teaching – 3.1.1 The Meaning of Ἰουδαῖοι and ἔθνη/ἐθνικοί in the First Century – 3.1.2 The Boundary between Non-Judeans and the Matthean Community – 3.1.3 Conclusion – 3.2 Negatively Stereotyped Non-Judean Individuals in Matthew – 3.2.1 The Gadarenes (Matt. 8:28–34) – 3.2.2 Pilate (Matt. 27:1–26 and 27:62–66) – 3.2.3 The Roman Soldiers (Matt. 27:27 – 28:15) – 3.3 Conclusion

Chapter 4: Non-Judeans in Matthew's Genealogy
4.1 The Function of Genealogy in the Ancient World – 4.2 Judean Identity Construction in the Light of »Others« – 4.2.1 Purity/Impurity of Non-Judeans and Their Identity – 4.2.2 Assimilation of Non-Judeans through Intermarriage – 4.2.3 Reinterpretation of the Torah as a Boundary Marker for Judeans – 4.3 Assimilation of Non-Judeans through Marriage – 4.3.1 Tamar – 4.3.2 Rahab – 4.3.3 Ruth – 4.3.4 The Wife of Uriah – 4.3.5 Conclusion – 4.4 Being People of God – 4.4.1. Divine Identity vs Genealogical Purity – 4.4.2 Jesus and »His Brothers« as the Reconstituted or Restored Israel – 4.5 Semiological Analysis of the Four Non-Judeans – 4.5.1 The First Semiological Order – 4.5.2 The Second Semiological Order – 4.6 The Four Non-Judeans and Their Role in Identity Formation – 4.7 Conclusion

Chapter 5: The Magi as Representative Non-Judeans
5.1 The Identity of the Magi: Judeans or Non-Judeans? – 5.2 The Characterisation of the Magi – 5.3 The Role of the Magi as Representative Non-Judeans – 5.4 The Significance of the Magi: A Semiological Reading – 5.4.1 Cultural and Theological Background of the Magi – 5.4.2 The Coming of the Judean King: Implications for Non-Judeans – 5.4.3 A Semiological Analysis of Matthew 2:1–12 – 5.5 The Role of the Magi in Identity Formation – 5.6 Conclusion

Chapter 6: The Healing of the Centurion's Servant
6.1 Matthean Characterisation of the Roman Centurion – 6.2 Narrative Placement of the Centurion Narrative – 6.3 Non-Judean Participation in Messianic Blessings – 6.3.1 Semiological Reading of the Centurion Story – 6.3.2 The Role of the Centurion Story – 6.3.3 Non-Judean Participation in Messianic Blessings – 6.4 Conclusion

Chapter 7: The Healing of the Canaanite Woman's Daughter
7.1 The Otherness of the Canaanite Woman – 7.2 Positive Characterisation of the Canaanite Woman – 7.3 Non-Judeans in the Promise of Israel's Restoration – 7.4 The Canaanite Woman as Representative of Non-Judeans – 7.4.1 Semiological Reading of the Story of the Canaanite Woman – 7.4.2 The Role of the Story of the Canaanite Woman – 7.5 Conclusion

Chapter 8: Summary and Recommendation
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Tekalign Duguma Negewo Born 1979; PhD Stellenbosch University; Lecturer in New Testament at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology; Exegetical Advisor at Wycliffe Ethiopia.
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