Asceticism And The New Testament

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Overview

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Essays consider the complex phenomenon of asceticism in the books of the New Testament, a topic generally masked or underplayed within previous New Testament scholarship. Addressing each of the New Testament's books, perspectives and insights offered by the essays in this volume have enormous implications for the understanding of the ascetic impulse among early Christians. Lacks a subject index. The editors are associated with the University of Toronto and Union Theological Seminary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415921954
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

Leif E. Vaage is Associate Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis of Emmanuel College, Toronto School of Theology of the University of Toronto. He is the author of Galilean Upstarts (1994). Vincent L. Wimbush is Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Union Theological Seminary. He has edited several books and is the author of Paul the Worldly Ascetic (1987).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 (All About) JESUS
1 Asceticism and the Gospel of Matthew 11
2 Asceticism and Mark's Gospel 29
3 Askesis and the Early Jesus Tradition 49
4 Beloved Physician of the Soul? Luke as Advocate for Ascetic Practice 71
5 "Full of Spirit and Wisdom": Luke's Portrait of Stephen (Acts 6:1-8:1a) as a Man of Self-Mastery 97
6 Children of the Resurrection: Perspectives on Angelic Asceticism in Luke-Acts 115
7 Asceticism and the Gospel of John 127
8 Making Sense of Difference: Asceticism, Gospel Literature, and the Jesus Tradition 149
Pt. 2 PAUL (The Real Thing)
9 God's Will at Thessalonica and Greco-Roman Asceticism 159
10 Disciplines of Difference: Asceticism and History in Paul 171
11 Paul the Prisoner: Political Asceticism in the Letter to the Philippians 187
12 The Letter to Philemon and Asceticism 209
13 Competing Ascetic Subjectivities in the Letter to the Galatians 211
14 Asceticism among the "Weak" and "Strong" in Romans 14-15 231
Pt. 3 Imitatio PAULI
15 2 Thessalonians and the Discipline of Work 255
16 Citizens of Heaven and Earth: Asceticism and Social Integration in Colossians and Ephesians 269
17 Askesis and Resistance in the Pastoral Letters 299
18 Where Is "This World" Headed? Irony, World Renunciation, and the Pauline Corpus 317
Pt. 4 Un-Paul
19 The Virtue of Suffering, the Necessity of Discipline, and the Pursuit of Perfection in Hebrews 331
20 An Asceticism of Resistance in James 355
21 Asceticism or Household Morality? 1 and 2 Peter and Jude 371
22 Asceticism in the Johannine Letters? 383
23 The Ascetic Way: Reflections on Peace, Justice, and Vengeance in the Apocalypse of John 393
24 Imperial Asceticism: Discipline of Domination 411
Epilogue: The New Testament and Asceticism 421
Index 427
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