In Matthew’s passion narrative, the ethnoracial personality of Jesus comes into intense focus. The repetition of the title “King of the Judeans” focuses the politics of ethnicity and race. Irrespective of the explicit use of terminology, prior scholarship has understood the title curiously in non-ethnoracial ways., The Politics of Race and Ethnicity in Matthew’s Passion Narrative (PDF) takes the strange omission in the history of analysis as its point of parting. It offers an expanded ethnoracial reading of the text and presents a fundamental ideological question that questions the pattern in the larger context of modern biblical scholarship. Wongi Park issues a critique of the leading narrative and offers an alternative reading of Matthew’s passion narrative. He recognizes a critical vocabulary and framework of analysis to decode the politics of ethnicity and race implicit in the history of interpretation. Ultimately, the ebook lends itself to a broader research agenda: the destabilization of the leading narrative of early Christianity’s non-ethnoracial origins.
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