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The «Drama» of the Messiah in Matthew 8 and 9

A Study from a Communicative Perspective


Solomon Pasala

Contents: Hermeneutical orientation – Pragmatic force of the Gospels as narratives – Model and real reader in pragmatic reading – Story and discourse aspects of miracle chapters – Dramatic structure in Matthew chapter 8 and 9 – Exposition of the drama (Mt 8,1-17) – Complication of the drama (Mt 8,18-9,17) – Final situation of the drama – Function of the «drama» – Function of the «drama» in the immediate and the whole context of the Gospel.