Collected Essays -- By: Anonymous
The Gospel of Matthew in Current Study: Studies in Memory of William G. Thompson, S.J. Edited by David E. Aune. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001, xii + 191 pp., $25.00.
These nine essays derive from a colloquium held at Loyola University in 1998. Following the preface by David E. Aune, the book begins with a brief tribute: “The Legacy of William G. Thompson, S.J.” by Thomas H. Tobin, S.J. (pp. 1-4). The essays are as follows: “Directions in Matthean Studies,” by Donald Senior, C.P. (pp. 5-21); “Matthew’s Advice to a Divided Readership,” by Amy-Jill Levine (pp. 22-41); “The Early Reception of Matthew’s Gospel: New Evidence from Papyri?” by Graham N. Stanton (pp. 42-61); “Matthew’s Gospel: Pastoral Problems and Possibilities,” by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. (pp. 62-73); “The Matthean Jesus and the Healing of Women,” by Elaine Wainwright, R.S.M. (pp. 74-95); “Matthew and Community Formation,” by Richard S. Ascough (pp. 96-126); “Greco-Roman Apotheosis Traditions and the Resurrection Appearances in Matthew,” by Wendy Cotter, C.S.J. (pp. 127-53); “The Birth Narrative of Matthew,” by Jack Dean Kingsbury (pp. 154-65); and “Reading Matthew without Anti-Semitism,” by Anthony J. Saldarini (pp. 166-84). The volume concludes with a general bibliography (pp. 185-89) and a list of the contributors (pp. 190-91).
Jeannine K. Brown
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