The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Matthew's Passion Narrative

In Matthew’s passion narrative, the ethnoracial identity of Jesus comes into sharp focus. The repetition of the title “King of the Judeans” (ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων) foregrounds the politics of race and ethnicity. Despite the explicit use of terminology, previous scholarship has understood the title...

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Main Author: Park, Wongi
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2019
Reviews:[Rezension von: Park, Wongi, The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Matthew's Passion Narrative] (2021) (Carey, Greg, 1965 - )
Series/Journal:SpringerLink Bücher
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Passion / Ethnicity / Race
Further subjects:B Bible-Theology
B Theology
B Religion and sociology
B Critical Theory
B Religion-History
B Biblical Studies
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 978-3-030-02377-5
Printed edition: 9783030023775
Printed edition: 9783030023799
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Summary:In Matthew’s passion narrative, the ethnoracial identity of Jesus comes into sharp focus. The repetition of the title “King of the Judeans” (ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων) foregrounds the politics of race and ethnicity. Despite the explicit use of terminology, previous scholarship has understood the title curiously in non-ethnoracial ways. This book takes the peculiar omission in the history of interpretation as its point of departure. It provides an expanded ethnoracial reading of the text, and poses a fundamental ideological question that interrogates the pattern in the larger context of modern biblical scholarship. Wongi Park issues a critique of the dominant narrative and presents an alternative reading of Matthew’s passion narrative. He identifies a critical vocabulary and framework of analysis to decode the politics of race and ethnicity implicit in the history of interpretation. Ultimately, the book lends itself to a broader research agenda: the destabilization of the dominant narrative of early Christianity’s non-ethnoracial origins
1. Introduction -- 2. Identifying the Dominant Narrative: Non-ethnoracial Readings of Matthew 26-27 -- 3. Situating the Dominant Narrative: Deracialized Readers and Reading Locations -- 4. Constructing a Minoritized Approach: Racialized Readers and Reading Locations -- 5. Proposing an Alternative Narrative: An Ethnoracial Reading of Matthew 26-27 -- 6. Conclusion
ISBN:3030023788
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-02378-2