Binding and loosing on earth : evaluating the strategy for church disciplinary procedures proposed in Matthew 18:15-18 through the lenses of thinking and feeling

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dc.contributor.author Francis, L.J. (Leslie John), 1947-
dc.contributor.author Jones, Susan H.
dc.contributor.author Hebden, Keith
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-04T09:54:52Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-04T09:54:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-17
dc.description.abstract Matthew 18:15–18 proposed a disciplined strategy for dealing with disputes within the Matthean emerging Christian community. The present study was designed to test the theory, proposed by the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics, that reader interpretation of this strategy is influenced by the individual readers’ psychological type preferences. Participants attending two conferences in 2017 reflected on this strategy, working in groups that distinguished between feeling types and thinking types: 15 biblical scholars at the Summer School of the Urban Theology Unit, and 22 curates and training incumbents at a 3-day residential programme. Consistent with psychological type theory and with the SIFT approach to biblical hermeneutics, the feeling types found the whole tone of the passage uncomfortable and unsettling. The thinking types identified more readily with the Matthean strategy. These findings add weight to the reader perspective approach to the interpretation of scripture that takes the psychological type profile of the reader into account. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Francis, L.J., Jones, S.H. & Hebden, K., 2019, ‘Binding and loosing on earth: Evaluating the strategy for church disciplinary procedures proposed in Matthew 18:15-18 through the lenses of thinking and feeling’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 75(3), a5476. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v75i3.5476. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v75i3.5476
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/72504
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Reader perspective en_ZA
dc.subject Biblical hermeneutics en_ZA
dc.subject SIFT en_ZA
dc.subject Psychological type en_ZA
dc.subject Preaching en_ZA
dc.title Binding and loosing on earth : evaluating the strategy for church disciplinary procedures proposed in Matthew 18:15-18 through the lenses of thinking and feeling en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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