Daniel Patte


Daniel Patte's interest in hermeneutics and in theories of communication, structuralism, and semiotics led him to pay special attention to The Religious Dimensions of Biblical Texts and, in particular, those of Paul's letters and Matthew. His involvement as General Editor of Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism of the Society of Biblical Literature (1992-98), and his concern for moral responsibility led him to a practice of "Scriptural Criticism." He illustrated the practice of Scriptural Criticism in The Challenge of Discipleship, in the co-authored books with M. Stubbs, J. Ukpong, and R. Velunta, The Gospel of Matthew: A Contextual Introduction for Group Study, with the seventy scholars around the world of the Global Bible Commentary; and the ten volumes book series Romans Through History and Cultures for which he was Co-General Editor (with C. Grenholm). He was the General Editor of The Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, which seeks to make understandable the complexity of present-day Christianity by clarifying the contextual character of Christian theological views, practices and movements through history and cultures.


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