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Discovering John

Content, Interpretation, Reception

Ruth Edwards

276 pages
SPCK Group
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 readercentred), 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.
Author Bio
The Revd Canon Dr Ruth B. Edwards is Assistant Priest at St James’ Episcopal Church, Aberdeen. She was formerly Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Aberdeen University. Her previous publications include The Case for Women’s Ministry (SPCK 1989) and The Johannine Epistles (Sheffield Academic Press 1996).