Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew [Paperback]

Our Price $ 29.75  
Retail Value $ 35.00  
You Save $ 5.25  (15%)  
Item Number 153892  
Buy New $29.75

Item Specifications...

Pages   287
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 30, 2002
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664256430  
EAN  9780664256432  

Availability  99 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 07:42.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Item Description...
Jerome Neyrey clarifies what praise, honor, and glory meant to Matthew and his audience. He examines the traditional literary forms for bestowing such praise and the conventional grounds for awarding honor and praise in Matthew's world. Neyrey argues that the evangelist Matthew was trained in conventional ways, and that his writing employs as many of the genres taught in the rhetorical handbooks concerning praise. Analysis from this standpoint, supplemented with cross- cultural studies from countries that border the Mediterranean, gives new insight into the gospel's meaning and purpose.

Publishers Description

Jerome Neyrey clarifies what praise, honor, and glory meant to Matthew and his audience. He examines the traditional literary forms for bestowing such praise and the conventional grounds for awarding honor and praise in Matthew's world.

Buy Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew by Jerome H. Neyrey from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780664256432 & 0664256430

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew by Jerome H. Neyrey today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Jerome H. Neyrey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ, is professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He is widely known for his pioneering work in applying social science criticism to New Testament interpretation. As a member of the Context Group: Project on the Bible in Its Cultural Environment, Professor Neyrey is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals.

Jerome H. Neyrey was born in 1940.

Jerome H. Neyrey has published or released items in the following series...
  1. New Cambridge Bible Commentary

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > New Testament   [2808  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Commentaries > New Testament   [2831  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > New Testa   [1782  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General   [10297  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament > Study   [4395  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament   [0  similar products]

Similar Products
Honor and Shame
Honor and Shame
Item: 552041

Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture
Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture
Item: 134739

Reviews - What do our customers think?
how Western society was shaped and affected  Jan 2, 2008
Another way of looking at the purposes and meaning of the gospel. It makes me wonder if Matthew, a supposedly uneducated man, really wrote the Gospel all by himself, or a man named "Matthew" received the credit.
new eyes with which to read the Gospels  Dec 7, 2007
My New Testament professor recommended this book. The ideas and concepts presented are fascinating, and correlate with much that I had already started to learn about the differences in culture in the Southern Hemisphere and the Western world. Even though I only needed to read a section of the book, I read on. Neyrey is a little repetitious, but overall, I really enjoyed this. Even though I am a student, I am not young...and this was new and helpful to me.
Not to be Disregarded  Sep 21, 2007
Most readers will learn quite a lot reading this book. Some might just have their perspectives changed on the interpretation of Biblical texts. A lot depends on what you bring to the book. If you are broadly acquainted with inter-disciplinary textual analysis of ancient literature, this work will be less striking than if this is your first exposure to such an analysis. That being said, this is a remarkably good starting point for any reader to gain an acquaintance with socio-rhetorical commentary on ancient texts. The author, Jerome Henry Neyrey, is Professor of New Testament Studies at Notre Dame University and is a member of the Society of Jesus and an ordained Roman Catholic Priest. He is also the Executive Secretary of "The Context Group: A Project on the Bible in Its Cultural Environment."

And indeed, this entire book attempts to place the text of the gospel of Matthew into its proper cultural setting in a society where honor and shame were vital social determinatives. To do this, the author leads us through a ground up education on the rhetorical conventions of ancient Mediterranean society and its fixation with honor and shame. These rhetorical conventions when coupled with honor and shame values current in the first century CE as applied to the Matthean text explain much of the gospel that generally remains otherwise obscure. Like it or not, the thought patterns and value structures of the world of antiquity were radically different than those of the Post Modern world in which we live. Reading ancient texts through the lens of our anachronistic values and cultural assumptions renders them opaque at best and grossly misinterpreted at worst.

Substantively the following struck me: The author of the gospel of Matthew was in all likelihood a very highly educated Greek speaker with a formal classical education; When analyzed by the socio-rhetorical methods used by Neyrey, Jesus' teachings are extremely demanding of his followers, then as well as now, far more demanding than we would normally assume; and, Jesus' maxims were entirely unique and very out of step with the antique Mediterranean society he lived in and that includes the specific contemporary Jewish world which he spent his entire life in. To some degree the later may explain Matthew's critical attitudes towards certain sectors of Jewish society and their practices. However, I perceive other factors based on the Matthean community and the location of the gospel in time and place as pivotal to the author's acrimony with certain elements of Judaism. Lastly, I became convinced while reading this book that Matthew's author was far more skilled at Old Testament exegetics than I had previously been willing to grant. I found this book straight forward and easy to understand but worth deep consideration and study. This is a must read for any New Testament scholar or student.
Read this one!  May 27, 2003
I've been preparing, over the last several months, to teach a class at my church on the New Testament in its historical/cultural setting. Out of the dozen plus books I read this was one of the most informative and best written of them. Certainly one needs many other sources to get a full picture of what is going on in the NT and in Matthew in particular, but this book gives a great amount of info you probably won't get from anywhere else. Also, since the author is writing about the context in which Matthew was written, he seems to have no interest in the traditional critical questions such as authorship, date, sources, etc. This makes it friendly to those interested in the Bible from either side of the conservative/liberal divide.
A fresh understanding of Matthew's text  Mar 25, 2000
Prof. Neyrey brings fresh insight to the text of Matthew using resources from otherwise ignored classical sources. With the tools of classical literature and social science criticism, Neyrey writes clearly, arguing cogently for Matthew as encomium literature. A must for every bookshelf.

Write your own review about Honor and Shame in the Gospel of Matthew

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support