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 Negotiating Multiple Identities

Caroline Johnson Hodge

in If Sons, Then Heirs: A Study of Kinship and Ethnicity in the Letters of Paul

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182163
eISBN:
9780199785612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182163.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter uses a model of multiple identities — in which individuals and groups might embody several ethnic or other identities, situationally emphasizing one while downplaying others — as an ... More


Defining Oneself against the Other: Sources and Parallels in Late Antiquity

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

According to the Talmud, tractate Menahot 43b, Rabbi Meir taught that a Jewish man should thank God daily for “not making me a gentile, a woman or a slave.” These Jewish blessings have parallels in a ... More


Hagar: Abraham's Wife and Exile

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Hagar has been remembered by feminist biblical critics as the distinguished recipient of divine rescues and visions, but also as Sarah's hapless surrogate and Abraham's abandoned concubine. Although ... More


“One in Christ Jesus”: Women's Ministry and Ordination

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History: How the Texts Have Shaped the Times

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195130089
eISBN:
9780199835393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130081.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the history of interpretation of Galatians 3:28 and its application to women’s ministry and ordination in the American context. Not until the nineteenth century was the text ... More


Paul

Carol Harrison

in Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that Augustine’s attempts at interpreting Paul in the mid 390s, culminating in the Ad Simplicianum, must not be read as representing a dramatic break with earlier ideas of human ... More


A Journey into Europe

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Evangelization of the Celts at Pessinus. Instead of ministering at Troas, Paul crossed to Europe, and in the process experienced his first sea voyage. Paul’s attitude towards women ministers in ... More


The First Year in Ephesus

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

in Paul: His Story

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199266531
eISBN:
9780191601583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266530.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Missionary expansion through converts returning to their homes and businesses. As a first step in claiming her daughter churches, Antioch sent a Judaising delegation to correct the theology of the ... More


Bodies and Souls: The Rhetoric of Slavery

Jennifer A. Glancy

in Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195136098
eISBN:
9780199834228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Sōma, the Greek word for body, is a synonym for slave. Servile status affected a person's experience of being female or male, especially as slaves, generally considered to be without honor, were ... More


Features of Literalism

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Features of literalism do appear even within a thorough reworking of the biblical texts. This chapter draws attention to some of these. There are three well-known features of the pesharim that show ... More


The Years in Ephesus

Jerome Murphy-oʼconnor

in Paul: A Critical Life

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780192853424
eISBN:
9780191670589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192853424.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Paul left the church of Antioch. His choice of the prosperous city of Ephesus as a second long-term missionary base may have been due to its proximity to Galatia, Thessalonica, Corinth, Philippi, ... More


Paul and his Old Testament Quotations

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Paul lived at a time when the biblical text remained fluid. Textual variety and pluriformity characterized the scriptural scrolls that he consulted. He could quote from them or from one of the ... More


The Letter to the Romans

John G. Gager

in Reinventing Paul

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195150858
eISBN:
9780199849307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150858.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In the same way as Galatians, the letter to the Romans was written to the Gentiles, though it was also written about the Jews. It also differs from Galatians in the sense that its literary audience ... More


Personal Names in Ancient Anatolia

Robert Parker (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265635
eISBN:
9780191760372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265635.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

It has been said that the study of names is a ‘paradigm case of the convergence of disciplines, where the history of language meets social history’. This volume illustrates that truth in relation to ... More


The Stigmata in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Carolyn Muessig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198795643
eISBN:
9780191836947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795643.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Francis of Assisi’s reported reception of the stigmata on Mount La Verna in 1224 is often considered to be the first account of an individual receiving the five wounds of Christ. The ... More


Hierosolyma/Ierousalêm in Galatians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Jerusalem: Collected Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642021
eISBN:
9780191738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642021.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

One of the minor mysteries of Galatians is the shift from Hierosolyma in 1:17–18; 2:1 to Ierousalêm in 4:25–6. The silence of most commentators betrays their conviction that the variation is without ... More


The Celts in Asia Minor

Bernhard Maier

in The Celts: A History from Earliest Times to the Present

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616053
eISBN:
9780748672219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the history of the Galatians (as the Celtic inhabitants of Asia Minor are known in modern usage, as distinct from that of classical antiquity). It then ... More


The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Stephen Patterson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines the history and legacy of a forgotten early Christian creed embedded in Galatians 3:26–28, remarkable for its declaration of solidarity across race, class, and gender lines. It ... More


Christianity’s Forgotten First Creed

Stephen J. Patterson

in The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Chapter 1 offers a close reading of Galatians 3:26–28 to reveal an ancient creed resting within its folds. It also offers en route an introduction to Paul, the author of Galatians; how he came to ... More


“The Liberty wherewith Christ hath Made Us Free”: Peter, Paul, and Apostolic Patriotism

James P. Byrd

in Sacred Scripture, Sacred War: The Bible and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199843497
eISBN:
9780199345380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199843497.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The focus of chapter 5 is on the apostles, particularly Peter and Paul, and their impressive popularity in revolutionary America. This fact is one of the major surprises of the book. Few historians ... More


Other Participatory Elements in the Pauline Corpus

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the elements of Paul’s doctrine of union with Christ not considered in previous chapters, with particular reference to Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Romans. The study engages ... More


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