- By Joseph A. Marchal

The Politics of Heaven: Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul

  • Title: The Politics of Heaven: Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul
  • Author: Joseph A. Marchal
  • ISBN: 9780800663001
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Politics of Heaven Women Gender and Empire in the Study of Paul In this provocative study Joseph A Marchal argues that biblical interpretation but most especially Pauline studies must engage the full range of critical challenges brought by feminist studies pos

    In this provocative study, Joseph A Marchal argues that biblical interpretation, but most especially Pauline studies, must engage the full range of critical challenges brought by feminist studies, postcolonial studies, and Roman imperial studies A feminist, postcolonial analysis requires negotiating the gaps, overlaps, and tensions between these three strands by adoptiIn this provocative study, Joseph A Marchal argues that biblical interpretation, but most especially Pauline studies, must engage the full range of critical challenges brought by feminist studies, postcolonial studies, and Roman imperial studies A feminist, postcolonial analysis requires negotiating the gaps, overlaps, and tensions between these three strands by adopting an explicitly multi axial focus and an interdisciplinary methodology Using Philippians as a test case, the analysis covers issues of both ancient and contemporary import from imitation and authority to travel and contact As a result, Marchal provides strikingly new perspectives on Paul s letters and fresh challenges to the paradigms of Pauline interpretation.

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