Matthew and marginality

Show simple item record Duling, Dennis C. 2012-01-20T05:35:20Z 2012-01-20T05:35:20Z 1995
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dc.description.abstract This article explores marginality theory as it was first proposed in the social sciences, that is related to persons caught between two competing cultures (Park; Stonequist) , and, then, as it was developed in sociology as related to the poor (Germani) and in anthropology as it was related to involuntary marginality and voluntary marginality (Victor Turner). It then examines a 'normative scheme' in antiquity that creates involuntary marginality at the macrosocial level, namely, Lenski's social stratification model in an agrarian society, and indicates how Matthean language might fit with a sample inventory of socio-religious roles. Next, it examines some 'normative schemes' in antiquity for voluntary marginality at the microsocial level, namely, groups, and examines how the Matthean gospel would fit based on indications of factions and leaders. The article shows that the author of the Gospel of Matthew has an ideology of 'voluntary marginality', but his gospel includes some hope for 'involuntary marginals' in the real world, though it is somewhat tempered. It also suggests that the writer of the Gospel is a 'marginal man', especially in the sense defined by the early theorists (Park; Stonequist). en
dc.description.librarian wm2012 en
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dc.format.extent 30 pages en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Duling, DC 1995, 'Matthew and marginality', HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 358-387. en
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
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dc.publisher Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.rights Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- N.T. -- Matthew en
dc.subject.lcsh Marginality, Social en
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dc.type Article en

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