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The Gospel of Matthew in its Historical and Theological Context

Papers from the International Conference in Moscow, September 24 to 28, 2018
Edited by Mikhail Seleznev, William R. G. Loader, and Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr

[Das Matthäusevangelium in seinem historischen und theologischen Kontext. Beiträge der internationalen Konferenz in Moskau, 24. bis 28. September 2018.]

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This volume contains articles on the Gospel of Matthew from historical and theological perspectives. It includes studies of both the Gospel in its context and its reception history in ancient Christianity and in churches today, and showcases the present state of inter-confessional and international biblical studies on Matthew.
This volume includes eighteen essays on the Gospel of Matthew from historical and theological perspectives. They center around three topics: Matthew in Reception and Research; Matthew in Context; and Themes and Motifs in Matthew. The volume includes studies of both the Gospel in its context and its reception history in ancient Christianity and in churches today. All contributors are leading authorities in biblical studies on different continents, in a variety of countries, and of different confessions. The book therefore showcases the present state of inter-confessional and international biblical studies on Matthew.
Survey of contents
Part One: Matthew in Reception and Research
Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev: The Gospel of Matthew in Church Tradition and Modern Scholarship – Tobias Nicklas: From Gospel Book to Virtual Reality: A Neglected Aspect of the Gospel of Matthew's Ancient Reception History – Ian Boxall: Joseph Son of David in the Reception History of Matthew's Gospel – Richard Burridge: Matthew and Gospel Genre: A Critical Review of the Last 25 Years, 1993–2018 – Thomas R. Hatina: Scripture, Memory, and Time: Matthew's Fulfilment Quotations as Historiographical Devices

Part Two: Matthew in Context
Carl R. Holladay: The Gospel of Matthew Within the Context of Second Temple Judaism – Michael Tilly: Matthew and Jewish Apocalypticism – R. Alan Culpepper: The Place of Matthew in Early Christianity – William R. G. Loader: Matthew and John: Two Different Responses to a Similar Situation

Part Three: Themes and Motifs in Matthew
Jan Joosten: The Text of Old Testament Quotations in Matthew – Joel Marcus: John the Baptist in the Gospel of Matthew: Comparison and Distinction – Craig S. Keener: An Epitome of Matthean Themes: Matthew 28:18–20 – Paul Foster: The Depiction of God in the Gospel of Matthew – Matthias Konradt: Following Jesus and Fulfilling the Law: Considerations on the Ethical Conception of the Gospel of Matthew – Roland Deines: Jesus and the Torah according to the Gospel of Matthew – Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr: Matthew's Idea of being Human: God's Righteousness and Human Responsibility according to the Gospel of Matthew – Christian Blumenthal: Basileia is Gaining Space: God's Will, Mimesis of Christ and the Spatial Shaping of the Basileia in Matthew's Gospel – Alexey Somov: Resurrection of the Righteous Sufferers in the New Testament: The Case of Matthew 27:52–53
Authors/Editors

Mikhail Seleznev Born 1960; PhD in Linguistics; currently academic supervisor of the Bachelor's Programme 'Biblical Studies and History of Ancient Israel' at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) and Associate Professor at Ss Cyril and Methodius School of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies (Moscow).
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0536-6381

William R. G. Loader Born 1944; 1972 Dr. theol.; 1978–2005 New Testament Lecturer at the Perth Theological Hall; 1994–2010 Professor of New Testament at Murdoch University; since 2010 Professor Emeritus.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7790-3676

Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr Geboren 1956; 1986 Promotion; 1991 Habilitation; 1994–96 Professor für Biblische Theologie (evangelisch) an der Technischen Universität Dresden; seit 1997 Professor für Neues Testament an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena; Präsident des Eastern Europe Liaison Committee (EELC) der Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS).
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8850-7046

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