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Body and character in Luke and Acts : the subversion of physiognomy in early Christianity

Author: Mikeal C Parsons
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
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Early Christianity developed in a world where moral significance was often judged based upon physical appearance alone. Exploring the manifestations of this ancient and of physiognomy, this title  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mikeal C Parsons
ISBN: 9781602583801 1602583803
OCLC Number: 669269862
Notes: "Originally published in 2006 by Baker Academica division of Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, MI."--Title page verso.
Description: 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Soul and body react on each other : body and character in Greek and Roman literature --
The movement of the body is a voice of the soul : body and character in early Jewish and Christian literature --
Your eye is the lamp of your body : Luke and the body-soul relationship --
Ought not this daughter of Abraham be set free? : getting the story of the bent woman straight --
Short in stature, son of Abraham : the height of hospitality in the story of Zacchaeus --
His feet and ankles were made strong : signs of character in the man lame from birth --
What is to prevent me? : ambiguity, acceptance, and the Ethiopian eunuch.
Responsibility: Mikeal C. Parsons.

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"Not many books really break new ground. This one does. Parsons cast Luke's descriptions of the bent woman, Zacchaeus, the lame man, and the Ethiopian eunuch in a new light and shows how the gospel Read more...

 
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