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By Caroline Vander Stichele,Todd Penner

during this booklet, Vander Stichele and Penner introduce their very own gender-critical method of the hot testomony and different early Christian writings. construction on feminist and post-colonial insights, they discover the significance of gender in either textual content and context and speak about the various concerns excited about interpretation as they relate to gender, intercourse, and sexuality. The authors additionally set out their technique and spotlight a few of the hermeneutical matters concerned, akin to the complexity of gendered and sexed identities in antiquity and the distance that exists among smooth and old conceptions thereof. They extra illustrate their gender-critical method with concrete examples from the Acts of the Apostles, the letters of Paul, and the Acts of Paul and Thecla, on the way to show how a gender-critical strategy works in perform. As such, this ebook is exclusive when it comes to its diversity in addition to within the specific methodological concentration that's fostered throughout.

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