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Behold the man : Jesus and Greco-Roman masculinity

Author: Colleen M Conway
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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"In this book, Colleen Conway looks at the construction of masculinity in New Testament depictions of Jesus. She argues that the New Testament writers necessarily engaged the predominant gender ideology of the Roman Empire, whether consciously or unconsciously. Conway examines a variety of ancient ideas of masculinity, as found in philosophical discourses, medical treatises, imperial documents, and ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen M Conway
ISBN: 9780195325324 019532532X
OCLC Number: 169873484
Description: ix, 254 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Jesus and gender --
How to be a man in the Greco-Roman world --
Constructing the lives of divine men : Divus Augustus, Philo's Moses, and Philostratus's Apollonius --
The unmanned Christ and the manly Christian in the Pauline tradition --
The Markan Jesus as manly martyr? --
The Matthean Jesus : mainstream and marginal masculinities --
The Lukan Jesus and the imperial elite --
"He must increase" : the divine masculinity of the Johannine Jesus --
Ruling the nations with a rod of iron : masculinity and violence in the book of Revelation --
Conclusion: The multiple masculinities of Jesus.
Responsibility: Colleen M. Conway.
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"In this book, Colleen Conway looks at the construction of masculinity in New Testament depictions of Jesus. She argues that the New Testament writers necessarily engaged the predominant gender ideology of the Roman Empire, whether consciously or unconsciously. Conway examines a variety of ancient ideas of masculinity, as found in philosophical discourses, medical treatises, imperial documents, and ancient inscriptions. With these texts as a starting point, Conway shows how the New Testament writers approach Jesus' gender identity."--Jacket.

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