This insightful study explores the significance of the interactions between Jesus and 'marginal' women recounted in the "Gospel of Matthew". Employing social-scientific models and carefully using comparative data, "Love" examines the various aspects of this marginality, identifying the attempts of Matthew's Gospel to promote Jesus' vision of a new surrogate family of God that challenges the traditional structures of the household.
Stuart L. Love is Professor of New Testament and Christian Ministry at Pepperdine University. He is also a member of The Context Group, Society of Biblical Literature, and Catholic Biblical Association.
List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; The Household in Matthew; Women and Men in Public Settings in Matthew; Models; Jesus Heals the Hemorrhaging Woman and Restores a Girl to Life; Jesus Heals the Canaanite Woman's Daughter; The Woman Who Anoints Jesus 166; Jesus and the Women at the Cross and Tomb; Conclusion; Bibliography.