Matthean Sets of Parables
Matthean Parables have often been read through the lens of their Synoptic parallels, which has, for instance, led to the claim that Matthew does not have a parable theory of its own. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi offers a careful and detailed analysis of the three parabolic compositions in the Gospel of Matthew. He presents a new approach to Matthew`s parables and calls for a reading of the gospel that frees it from the "dependency" of its sources. Through meticulous study the author shows the interconnectedness of Matthew`s parable compositions through their common theology and context. Peter Yaw Oppong-Kumi demonstrates how Matthew`s parable compositions have been constructed as a narrative and rhetorical piece to respond to one important question of the gospel, namely who accepts or rejects the Gospel`s protagonist and what are the ramifications of that.