Matthew 18 process

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"Matthew process" redirects here. For the observation that free markets increase inequality as time advances, see Matthew effect.

The Matthew 18 process, the Matthew process, and a Matthew 18 process are closely intertwined ideas and practices among some adherents of Christianity, related to a discussion of conflict resolution in Chapter 18 of the Gospel according to Matthew. The terms may use the word "process" in either (or both) of two senses:

  • Principles distilled from that gospel text
  • An instance of attempting to apply such principles

Pop-cultural reference[edit]

In "Dear God", the third episode of the sixth season of the TV-series The Good Wife a Matthew 18 process is mentioned and conducted to settle the dispute between a farmer and a seed producer.

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