A Feminist Companion to Paul: Deutero-Pauline Writings

A Feminist Companion to Paul: Deutero-Pauline Writings

Paperback Feminist Companion to the New Testament and Early Christian Writings (Paperback)

By (author) Amy-Jill Levine


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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Paperback | 218 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 7 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0826463363
  • ISBN 13: 9780826463364
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,082,704

Product description

The seventh volume of this Companion series is devoted to the writings ascribed to Paul but widely thought not to be genuiinely from the Apostle. These are of particular importance in showing how Paul's authority was exploited in the Early Church, and the topics addressed often deal with Christian discipline and hierarchy. Hence there is a particularly strong feminist agenda to be explored here.The Pastoral Epistles, Ephesians and Colossians are prominent among the writings addressed in this sparkling collection, and the authors include David Scholer, Luise Schottroff, Bonnie Thurston, Lilian Portefaix, Sara Winter and Ingrid Rosa Kitzberger.

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Author information

Amy-Jill Levine is the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion, and director of the Carpenter Program in religion, gender and sexuality in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Review quote

the ten essays represent a wide range of viewpoints, from liberal and nontraditional to more conservative and evangelical perspectives. RBL (Society of Biblical Literature), 2/05

Table of contents

Margaret MacDonald; 'Early Christian Women Married to Unbelievers'; Mary Ann Beavis; '2 Thess. 3.10 and the Social Support of Women'; Virginia Ramey Mollenkott; 'Emancipatory Elements in Ephesians 5:21-33, Why Feminist Scholarship Has (Mostly) Missed Them, and Why They Should Be Emphasized'; Elna Mouton; '(Re)Describing Reality? The Transformative Potential of Ephesians in Changing Times'; Angela Standhartinger; 'The Epistle to the Congregation in Colossae and the Invention of the "Household Code" '; David M. Scholer; '1 Timothy 2:9-15 and the Place of Women in the 'Church's Ministry'; Jouette Bassler; 'Limits and Differentiation: The Calculus of Widows in 1 Tim. 5.3-16'; Lilian Portefaix; ' "Good Citizenship" in the Household of God: Women's Position in the Pastorals Reconsidered in Light of Roman Rule'; Bonnie Thurston; '1 Timothy and Leadership of Women in the Church'