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The politics of heaven : women, gender and empire in the study of Paul

Author: Joseph A Marchal
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 2014.
Series: Paul in critical contexts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Marchal
ISBN: 9781451488043 1451488041 9780800663001 0800663004
OCLC Number: 902802920
Description: 213 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : interpretation at the intersection of approaches. Context --
Starting points and parameters : feminist and postcolonial analysis --
Paul, Philippians, and the plan of this book --
Histories of interpretation and "people's history" in Pauline studies. Initial inquiries and imperial intersections in interpretation (Introduction --
Gaps, erasures, and conflicts --
Procedure and precedent) --
People's possibilities : subaltern history and problems of perspective (People's history and Pauline studies --
Genealogies, genders, gaps, and geopolitics in people's history Back to the biblical : antiquity and feminist, postcolonial approaches) --
A hymn within and a heavenly politeuma. Introduction --
A heavenly politeuma and a hymn within --
Rhetorical interactions and Pauline interpretation : a postcolonial Paul? --
Initial connections and conclusions --
The rhetorics of imitation and postcolonial theories of mimicry. Imitation rhetorics in Paul and in Pauline scholarship --
The promise and perils of postcolonial mimicry --
Post-poning any undue celebrations : criticisms, cautions, and calibrations of postcolonial mimicry --
Resistance, risks, and replications : on the limits of mimicry for a feminist, postcolonial analysis --
Women in the contact zone. Contact zone and transcultural interactions --
Pauline travels and the Philippian contact zone --
Euodia and Syntyche : reconstructing co-workers in the contact zone --
Concluding reflections and connections. Reviewing the present project --
Elaborating further possibilities.
Series Title: Paul in critical contexts.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Marchal.


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