Cutting Too Close for Comfort: Paul's Letter to the Galatians in its Anatolian Cultic Context

Cutting Too Close for Comfort: Paul's Letter to the Galatians in its Anatolian Cultic Context

by Susan M. Elliott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567034359
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/15/2008
Series: The Library of New Testament Studies
Pages: 412
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan Elliott (The Rev. Susan M. Elliott, M. Div., Ph.D.) earned a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity in 1997 from Loyola University Chicago. Her research focuses on the social context of early Christianity with an emphasis on family relationships, pagan and Roman Imperial backgrounds, and Greco-Roman mystery cults. Her primary expertise is the cult of Cybele and Anatolian popular religiosity. She has taught courses at Iliff School of Theology and Loyola University Chicago and was a core faculty member of a lay ministry program of the UCC and Disciples in the Rocky Mountain area. She has served churches in Illinois, Colorado, and Minnesota as well as in urban and justice ministries in Chicago and economic development work in rural Mexico.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Everyone But The Audience
Part 1: Galatian Problems1. The Law as a Slave-Concubine Mountain
2. The Law as an Enslaving Figure: Galatians 3.19-4.11Part 2: The Central Anatolian Religious Context
3. A Divine Judicial System
4. Our Mother, Our Place
5. Attis and the Mother
6. The Galli: The Mother's SlavesPart 3: Paul Persuades His Anatolian Audience to Oppose Circumcision
7. The Rhetorical Situation Revisited: Circumcision and Castration
8. Hagar, The Meter Sinaiene: Galatians 4.21-5.1 as a Triple Analogy
9. The Two Ways and the Unity of Galatians
10. Flesh and Spirit in Galatians 3.1-5

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