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A feminist companion to the New Testament Apocrypha

Author: Amy-Jill Levine; Marianne Blickenstaff
Publisher: London : T & T Clark International, ©2006.
Series: Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings, v. 11.
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In this collection the contributors utilise a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy-Jill Levine; Marianne Blickenstaff
ISBN: 0826466877 9780826466877 0826466885 9780826466884
OCLC Number: 59138274
Description: viii, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Amy-Jill Levine --
'Her own proper kinship' : marriage, class, and women in the apocryphal Acts of the apotles / A.S. Jacobs --
The erotic asceticism of the Passion of Andrew : the apocryphal Acts of Andrew, the Greek novel and Platonic philosophy / C.T. Shroeder --
The question of early Christian identity : three strategies exploring a third genos / Richard Valantasis --
Druisiana, Cleopatra and some other women in the Acts of John / Jan N. Bremmer --
Who was that chaste prostitute? : a Socratic answer to an enigma in the Acts of John / D.R. MacDonald --
Construction of culture through the construction of person : the construction of Thecla in the Acts of Thecla / J.N. Vorster --
Suffering children, parental authority and the quest for liberation? : a tale of three girls in the Acts of Paul (and Thecla), the Acts of Peter, the Acts of Nerseus and Achilleus and the Epistle of Pseudo-Titus / C.B. Horn --
Answers to the plights of an ascetic woman named Thecla / M. Misset-Van de Weg --
Thecla 'tried and true' and the inversion of romance / Susan A. Calef --
Buying the stairway to heaven : Perpetua and Thecla as early Christian heroines / Gail P.C. Streete --
Sexual defense by proxy : interpreting women's fasting in the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena / Jill C. Gorman --
Thinking with virgins : engendering Judaeo-Christian difference / Daniel Boyarin.
Series Title: Feminist companion to the New Testament and early Christian writings, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Amy-Jill Levine and Marianne Blickenstaff.

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In this collection the contributors utilise a variety of approaches to explore topics such as the construction of Christian identity, the Christian martyr, heterodoxy and orthodoxy, conjugal ethics and apostolic homewreckers, trials and temptations, the rhetoric of the body, asceticism, and eroticism.

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