Original Research - Special Collection: Foundation subjects - Old and New Testament Studies

Crossing over; taking refuge: A contrapuntal reading

Elaine M. Wainwright
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 70, No 1 | a2720 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v70i1.2720 | © 2014 Elaine M. Wainwright | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 May 2014 | Published: 20 November 2014

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Elaine M. Wainwright, Department of Theology, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Department of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa


In this article, I undertake a contrapuntal reading (a type of reading developed within post-colonial studies) engaging the Gospel of Matthew and the current global and local contexts of migration. The work demonstrates the mode and the significance of such readings and ways in which the approach could be brought to bear in a range of contemporary contexts and in relation to any number of current global and local issues.


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