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Conflicting Mythologies: Identity Formation in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew (SNTW)
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Conflicting Mythologies: Identity Formation in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew (SNTW)

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T&T Clark 2000

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Overview

Conflicting Mythologies presents a cultural and anthropological interpretation of Matthew and Mark, examining their contribution to the formation of early Christian identity, world view and ethos. John Riches studies what sacred space and ethnicity meant to the authors of these two Gospels and how early Christian group identity emerged through a dynamic process of reshaping traditional Jewish symbols and motifs associated with descent, kinship and territory. Clearly influenced by their Jewish heritage, the Evangelists, according to Riches, attempted to propose a view of the world with opposing cosmologies. The title of Riches book reflects the struggle Mark and Matthew’s narratives faced in trying to make sense of the world and of human experience in terms of a paradoxical cosmology.

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Key Features

  • Discusses the role Matthew and Mark played in the formation of early Christian identity
  • Addresses the struggle present in these narratives to make sense of the world and human experience
  • Presents a cultural and anthropological interpretation of Matthew and Mark

Product Details

  • Title: Conflicting Mythologies: Identity Formation in the Gospels of Mark and Matthew
  • Author:John K. Riches
  • Series: Studies of the New Testament and its World (SNTW)
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Pages: 369
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Gospels

About John K. Riches

John K. Riches is emeritus professor of divinity and biblical criticism at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of T&T Clark Study Guides: Matthew.

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