Women and ritual in Philippi [electronic resource] : women's reception of Paul's letter to the Philippians /Show full item record
|Title||Women and ritual in Philippi [electronic resource] : women's reception of Paul's letter to the Philippians /|
|Author||Lamoreaux, Jason T|
|Abstract||As one surveys the scholarship on the canonical letter to the Philippians, one notices the lack of attention to women within the content of many scholars' analyses. To a certain extent, this is because ancient texts often leave out information about women. Using ritual studies, archaeology, and textual evidence, this work brings to life the ritual lives of ancient Philippian women in their own cultural context. Ritual studies provides new questions that shed more specific light on the lives of women in this fledgling Jesus group and therefore brings clarity to early Philippian women's reception of the letter. Furthermore, this ritual background is utilized in order to help the modern reader visualize a more diverse community of Jesus followers in Philippi as well as to provide a clearer picture of the struggles this nascent Jesus community was experiencing.|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed June 14, 2012).
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, 2011.
"Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Interpretation."
Dissertation director: Carolyn Osiek.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
|Subject||Paul, the Apostle, Saint.
Bible. Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Women Greece Philippi (Extinct city) Social conditions.
Women Religious life Greece Philippi (Extinct city)
Women in Christianity History Early church, ca. 30-600.
Christianity and culture Greece Philippi (Extinct city) History Early church, ca. 30-600.
Philippi (Extinct city) Social life and customs.
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