Faithfulness and the Purpose of Hebrews
A Social Identity Approach
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Marohl's welcome study represents an accomplished application of social identity theory to the text of Hebrews. His methodological attentiveness is mature and responsible, resulting in an articulate analysis that recognises the faithfulness of Jesus to be the theological centre that informs the socio-religious program advocated by the author of Hebrews."
--Bruce Longenecker, University of St Andrews
"In this work, Matthew Marohl uses social identity theory to provide a fresh and illuminating interpretation of the epistle to the Hebrews. His judicious use of social scientific resources offers a new perspective on the identity of the ingroup and outgroup, the function of comparison, and the significance of 'prototypes' in the strategy of the letter. Those interested in the epistle to the Hebrews, or in social-scientific interpretation, will find this an engaging work."
--David G. Horrell, University of Exeter
"Marohl has chosen to investigate a fascinating conundrum in New Testament studies and has taken an equally fascinating approach to that problem . . . Faithfulness and the Purpose of Hebrews is a stimulating monograph that reveals the fruitfulness of social identity theory for biblical studies. . . the monograph is important not only because of the refreshing social identity hypothesis but also because it further demonstrates the vitality of inter-disciplinary method in biblical studies.