Prejudice and Christian Beginnings

Author: Laura Nasrallah
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451412851
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While scholars of the New Testament and its Roman environment have recently focused attention on ethnicity, on the one hand, and gender on the other, the two questions have often been discussed separately-and without reference to the contemporary critical study of race theory. This interdisciplinary volume addresses this lack by drawing together new essays by prominent scholars in the fields of New Testament, classics, and Jewish studies. These essays push against the marginalization of race and ethnicity studies and put the received wisdom of New Testament studies squarely in the foreground.

Ethnic Negotiations

Author: Eric D. Barreto
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161506093
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Biblical scholarship has recently begun to explore the complex notions of race and ethnicity. Focusing on Acts 16, Eric D. Barreto inquires as to the function of ethnic identities in Luke's composition. The current study of Acts curtails a full appreciation of Luke's expansive theological vision by either neglecting racial and ethnic categories or construing them as relatively static designations. Instead, race and ethnicity were theologically vital yet flexible notions in Acts. Luke does not imagine the creation of a new ethnicity of Christians; instead, he projects an interstitial ethnic space between the competing and overlapping ethnic claims of Jews, Romans, Greeks, and the other peoples that populate the pages of Acts. Luke does not erase ethnic difference but employs the flexible bounds of ethnicity in order to illustrate the wide reach of the early church movement.

Feministische Bibelwissenschaft im 20 Jahrhundert

Author: Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170289918
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Der Band führt eine innovative und kritische Konzeption der Bibelwissenschaft bis in die Gegenwart weiter, die mit der Frauenbewegung begann. In den einzelnen Beiträgen wird der Schlüsselbegriff "Feminismus" nicht im engeren Sinn von Frauen- oder Geschlechterforschung verstanden, sondern er benennt performativ unterschiedliche soziokulturelle und theoretisch-religiöse Standorte. "Feministisch" umfasst gender- und befreiungstheologische, postkoloniale, queere und interreligöse Forschungen und viele andere patriarchatskritische Perspektiven. Das Thema "Frauen und Bibel" wird zwischen den internationalen Frauenbewegungen und der akademischen Erforschung biblischer und anderer heiliger Texte situiert.

Exogame Ehen

Author: Aliyah El Mansy
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170304003
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Paulus rät in 1 Kor 7,12-16 den Gemeindegliedern, sich nicht von ihren nicht-christusgläubigen EhepartnerInnen zu trennen. Wie fügt sich dieser Rat des Apostels in seine Argumentation in 1 Kor 5 und 6, die gerade in sexualethischen Fragen auf Abgrenzung der Gemeinde gegenüber Außenstehenden zielt? Die Autorin untersucht den literarischen Diskursraum zum Thema Exogamie, in dem sich Paulus und seine AdressatInnengemeinde bewegen: Sie analysiert hierzu drei traditionsgeschichtlich relevante jüdische Positionen (Esra/Nehemia, Rut und Jubiläenbuch) sowie den Kontext des hellenistischen Judentums am Beispiel Philos von Alexandrien. Darüber hinaus wertet sie zeitgenössische griechisch-römische Quellen aus, die Aufschluss über die religiöse und kulturell-soziale Bewertung von ethnisch verschiedenen Ehen geben. Ein abschließender Vergleich stellt Argumentationsmuster und -strategien in deren jeweiligem soziokulturellen Umfeld gegenüber und ordnet so die paulinische Position in den zeitgenössischen Diskurs einerseits ein, andererseits werden die paulinischen Besonderheiten aufgezeigt.

Defining Jewish Difference

Author: Beth A. Berkowitz
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107013712
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This book traces the interpretive career of Leviticus 18:3, a verse that forbids Israel from imitating its neighbors. Beth A. Berkowitz shows that ancient, medieval and modern exegesis of this verse provides an essential backdrop for today's conversations about Jewish assimilation and minority identity more generally. The story of Jewishness that this book tells may surprise many modern readers for whom religious identity revolves around ritual and worship. In Leviticus 18:3's story of Jewishness, sexual practice and cultural habits instead loom large. The readings in this book are on a micro-level, but their implications are far-ranging: Berkowitz transforms both our notion of Bible-reading and our sense of how Jews have defined Jewishness.

The World is My Classroom

Author: Joanne Benham Rennick
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266908X
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International education and learn-abroad programs have received heightened interest in the knowledge economy, and universities are keen to create successful programs for students. The World Is My Classroom presents diverse perspectives on these experiential learning programs and ways of globalizing Canadian classrooms. Examining themes such as global education, global citizenship, and service learning, it sheds light on current debates that are of concern for faculty members, administrators, international partners, and students alike. The World Is My Classroom is the first book to examine pedagogical questions about the internationalization and globalization of higher education from an explicitly Canadian perspective. It features original reflections from students on their experiences in learn-abroad programs, as well a foreword by Craig and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free the Children and Me to We, on the benefits of international learning experiences. Universities considering developing, enhancing, and refining their learning abroad programs, as well as students considering these programs and experiences, will find this an insightful and useful book.

Christian Responses to Roman Art and Architecture

Author: Laura Salah Nasrallah
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521766524
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Laura Nasrallah argues that early Christian literature is best understood when read alongside the archaeological remains of Roman antiquity.