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Much ado about nothing? In discussion with the study of Evert-Jan Viedder: ' Conflict in the miracle stories in Matthew 8 and 9: A sociological and exegetical study'

Stephan Joubert
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 1 | a5776 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i1.5776 | © 2019 Stephan Joubert | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2019 | Published: 31 March 1995

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Stephan Joubert, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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This essay is a brief evaluation of Evert-Jan Viedder's study of conflict in the miracle stories in Matthew 8 and 9. His use of his own conflict model to interpret the conflict between Jesus and the leaders of Israel which is reflected in Matthew 8 and 9, and which at the same time serves as a transparency for the conflict between the community of Matthew and the Pharisees in the post-AD 70 period, is discussed critically in terms of his epistemological perspectives and methodological procedures.

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