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Publication Date: 20 Mar 2014
Series: Discovering series
Publisher: SPCK
Page Count: 224
Author: Ian Boxall
ISBN-13: 9780281067176, 9780281067183

Discovering Matthew

Content, Interpretation, Reception
By Ian Boxall
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This introduction to the interpretation of Matthew aims to encourage in-depth study of the text, and genuine grappling with the theological and historical questions raised, by providing a ‘map’ to the Gospel as a whole, and to key interpreters and interpretative debates. It draws on a range of methodological approaches (author-, text- and reader-centred), as complementary rather than mutually exclusive ways of interpreting the text.

In particular, this new introduction reflects the growing scholarly attention to the reception history of biblical texts, increasingly viewed as a vital aspect of interpretation rather than an optional extra.
About the Author
Ian Boxall is Senior Tutor and Tutor in New Testament, St Stephen’s House, Oxford, and a member of the Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford. His most recent publications include Revelation: Vision and Insight (SPCK 2002), The Revelation of St John (Black’s New Testament Commentaries; Continuum/Hendrickson 2006), New Testament Interpretation (SCM Studyguides; SCM 2007) and The Books of the New Testament (SCM Studyguides; SCM 2007).
Press Reviews

If you have the luxury of time to set aside for a serious course of study , there is no better place to start than Ian Boxhall’s recently published Discovering Matthew. This is a masterly overview of current scholarship, reception history and textual analysis. The question of authorship and the historical and social context are all expertly laid out in an economical format.

- Kirsty Anderson, Reviews Editor @ The Reader Magazine & Marion Gray Chair of Reader Editorial Committee

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