Item description for Hierarchy, Unity, and Imitation: A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Power Dynamics in Paul's Letter to the Philippians (Sbl - Academia Biblica) by Joseph A. Marchal...
Typically Paul's letter to the Philippians is seen as joyous and relatively "harmless." Yet distinctive features of Paul's arguments-his appeal to unity and use of military and ancient patronage imagery-have troubling aspects that demonstrate the hierarchical nature of Paul's rhetoric as he attempts to construct an authoritative position for himself in the eyes of the community. By attending to the power dynamics that inhere in the argumentation of "Philippians", this feminist rhetorical analysis reevaluates the relevance of Paul and Pauline interpretation, highlighting a new set of hermeneutical options for the study of "Philippians". In addition to examining the rhetorics of interpretation, this work focuses on the critical issues of gender and of colonial and military status, in particular by considering the roles of Euodia and Syntyche and civic and military images in the letter. It thus serves as an illustration of the relevance of feminist approaches toward both biblical literature and biblical interpretation.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 900415115X ISBN13 9789004151154
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More About Joseph A. Marchal
Joseph A. Marchal is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Affiliated Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, USA.
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