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viii + 254 pp.

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Margaret Davies

Margaret Davies takes up the insights of reader-response criticism to explore how the conventions and strategies of the Gospel of Matthew draw the reader into the world that the text creates. There is a recognition also of the text's significance as authoritative scripture for modern Christians, and the bias that this gives to any interpretative strategy.

This is a reprint of the 1993 edition.

Margaret Davies was formerly Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield.

Series: Readings: A New Biblical Commentary
978-1-906055-04-2 hardback / 978-1-906055-05-9 paperback
Publication March 2009

The style of the book is straightforward, explanatory and highly effective; anyone reading it will profit from it [T]his book is a feast It should be used widely. John C. Fenton, Journal of Theological Studies