Frauen im Matthäusevangelium – revisited

Troi-Boeck, Nadja (2011). Frauen im Matthäusevangelium – revisited. Lectio difficilior - europäische elektronische Zeitschrift für feministische Exegese(2), pp. 1-47. Theologische Fakultät, Universität Bern

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This article tries to rediscover the role women play in the text of the Gospel of Matthew, in dialogue with former works about women in the Gospel. The focus lies on the way women are presented in the narratives and on the question if their performance in the story identifies them as disciples although they are never called disciples explicitly. Whereas the main story of the gospel has to be called androcentric showing women in stereotypical gender roles, this analysis reveals an underlying counter story that shows women in gender roles unexpected for the time the text was written in. This counter story already starts in the genealogy by breaking through the male line of succession referring to five women. Through the main part of the Gospel several other stories show women in unexpected places and roles. The counter story culminates in the passion and resurrection stories where women take over the main acting parts, instead of the male disciples, thus helping the story to continue.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)


01 Faculty of Theology > Department of Protestant Theology [discontinued] > Institute of Biblical Studies [discontinued] > New Testament [discontinued]

UniBE Contributor:

Troi-Boeck, Nadja and Schroer, Silvia


200 Religion > 220 The Bible




Theologische Fakultät, Universität Bern




Dr. Nadja Troi-Boeck

Date Deposited:

11 Aug 2014 09:30

Last Modified:

11 Aug 2014 09:30

Additional Information:

Silvia Schroer, Herausgeberin

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Matthäusevangelium Gender Exegese


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