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Unmanly men : refigurations of masculinity in Luke-Acts

Author: Brittany E Wilson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Subject: This book examines key male characters in Luke-Acts with respect to constructions of gender and masculinity in the Greco-Roman world. Of all Luke's male characters, four in particular problematise elite masculine norms: Zechariah (the father of John the Baptist), the Ethiopian eunuch, Paul, and, above all, Jesus. These men do not conform to the strictures of elite masculinity, for they do not protect their  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brittany E Wilson
ISBN: 9780199325009 ) 0199325006 ((cloth ; acid-free paper)
OCLC Number: 1009150119
Description: xiii, 341 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Why study men in Luke-Acts? --
Part I : Preliminary sketches : masculinity in Luke-Acts and the Greco-Roman world --
Masculinity in Luke-Acts --
Masculinity in the Greco-Roman world --
Part II : Portraits of unmanly men : minor male characters in Luke-Acts --
Preparing the way : Zechariah as a silenced soon-to-be-father (Luke I) --
Propagating the gospel : the Ethiopian eunuch as an impotent power (Acts 8) --
Part III : Snapshots of unmanly men : central male characters in Luke-Acts --
An out-of-control convert : Paul on the way to Damascus (Acts 9) --
A crucified Lord : Jesus on the way to the cross (Luke 22-23) --
Conclusion : God, men, and power in Luke-Acts
Responsibility: Brittany E. Wilson

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Brittany Wilson examines key male characters in Luke-Acts in relation to constructions of masculinity in the Greco-Roman world, and argues that Lukan men do not conform to elite representations of  Read more...

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this volume is a welcome contribution to gender studies in general and Luke-Acts in particular. * Sean A. Adams, Journal for the Study of the New Testament *

 
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