Women And Marriage In Paul And His Early Interpreters / Edition 1

Women And Marriage In Paul And His Early Interpreters / Edition 1

by Gillian Beattie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0567030504

ISBN-13: 9780567030504

Pub. Date: 11/24/2005

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Beattie undertakes a comparative survey of the treatment of women and marriage in three different kinds of text: an authentic Pauline letter (namely 1 Corinthians); the deutero-Pauline literature (Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles); and some tractates from the Nag Hammadi library (giving particular attention to the Gospel of Philip, the Exegesis

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Beattie undertakes a comparative survey of the treatment of women and marriage in three different kinds of text: an authentic Pauline letter (namely 1 Corinthians); the deutero-Pauline literature (Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles); and some tractates from the Nag Hammadi library (giving particular attention to the Gospel of Philip, the Exegesis on the Soul, the Hypostasis of the Archons and the Gospel of Thomas). The theoretical position she takes is based upon the neo-pragmatist thought of Richard Rorty and Stanley Fish, the former's notions of 'contingency' and 'redescription' being of particular importance.

The aim of this book is twofold: to draw attention to the contingency (that is to say, the situatedness and vested interests) attendant on all acts of interpretation; and to engage in a redescription of the category of 'gnosticism' to which the Nag Hammadi texts have traditionally been assigned, and thus also of the canonical texts as seen in relation to them. It is not the intention to suggest in a simplistic fashion that the Nag Hammadi texts should somehow displace the canonical documents as the 'correct' reading of Paul, but rather to show that texts can be read in ways as diverse and numerous as the goals of their interpreters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780567030504
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/24/2005
Series:
Library of New Testament Studies Series
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : women and marriage in Paul and his early interpreters1
Theoretical perspective : 'the pragmatist's progress'4
Redescribing 'Gnosticism'7
The selection of Nag Hammadi texts10
Pt. IPaul13
Ch. 1Marriage in 1 Corinthians15
Ch. 2Women in 1 Corinthians37
Pt. IIDeutero-Pauline letters63
Ch. 3Marriage in the Deutero-Pauline literature : Colossians and Ephesians65
Ch. 4Women in the Deutero-Pauline literature : the Pastoral Epistles83
Pt. IIINag Hammadi107
Ch. 5Marriage in the Nag Hammadi texts109
Ch. 6Women and feminine imagery in the Nag Hammadi texts137
Conclusion : redescribing Paul160

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