New PDF release: Birthing Salvation: Gender and Class in Early Christian

By Anna Rebecca Solevåg

ISBN-10: 9004254978

ISBN-13: 9789004254978

In Birthing Salvation Anna Rebecca Solevag explores the subject of childbearing in early Christian discourse. The publication maps the significance of women's childbearing in Greco-Roman tradition and indicates how childbearing discourse interfaces with salvation discourse in 3 early Christian texts: the Pastoral Epistles, the Acts of Andrew and the Martyrdom of Perpetua and Felicitas. problems with gender and sophistication are explored via an intersectional research. particularly, the establishment of slavery, and its implications for concepts approximately salvation in those texts are drawn out. Birthing Salvation deals clean interpretations of those texts, together with the atypical assertion in 1 Tim 2:15 that ladies "will be stored via childbearing."

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What are the power relations? What characterizes hegemonic femininity and masculinity? Concerning the second (asceticism), I continue the third wave rethinking of the connections between asceticism and female autonomy by considering the ideological as well as social constructions regarding reproduction and childbearing. What are the place and the value of the childbearing body in each of these texts? e. the free and, to a large extent, upper-class. The reading strategies I have chosen to explore this set of questions with will be presented in the following section.

Burrus’ own scholarship has also been used to exemplify the shift from modern to postmodern gender analysis in early Christian studies, see Stichele and Penner, Contextualizing Gender in Early Christian Discourse. Thinking beyond Thecla, 139–145. 47 Kate Cooper, The Virgin and the Bride. : Harvard University Press, 1996), 65. 43 20 chapter one words, ancient texts do not reveal as much as we may want about historical women, but are rather telling a story about male representation and rhetoric. Explicitly arguing against Davies, she claims that the prominence of women in the Apocryphal Acts is not due to female audience or readership.

Todd C. Penner and Caroline Vander Stichele (Leiden: Brill, 2007); Fredrik Ivarsson, “A Man has to Do What a Man has to Do: Protocols of Masculine Sexual Behavior in 1Corinthians 6–7,” in Identity Formation in the New Testament, ed. Bengt Holmberg and Mikael Winninge (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008); Colleen M. Conway, Behold the Man. Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008); Cobb, Dying to Be Men. Gender and Language in Early Christian Martyr Texts. on waves, discourses and intersections 35 1) Mastery is the basic criterion of masculinity.

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