GOSPEL OF MATTHEW IN CONTEXTS (NT-4450)
(09/07/2021-12/17/2021)

Course Memo

This is a course on interpreting the Gospel of Matthew in its historical settings in the first century Mediterranean world as well as in the 21st century postmodern global environment. The class will discuss some of the major shifts of perspectives in current Matthean scholarship regarding the author’s relation with Judaism. Then major themes of Matthew’s theological ideas will be discussed along with pertinent Matthean passages. This course is upgradable to a 5000 level, especially for PhD students to fulfill their coursework requirements, with additional work.. Class location: GTU in Berkeley