Women in Their Place (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)
The book is, primarily, a linguistic investigation into the possibility that the Johannine farewell discourse is the product of multiple hands. L. Scott Kellum uses the latest linguistic tools and applies them to the very old question of unity. In...
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The book is, primarily, a linguistic investigation into the possibility that the Johannine farewell discourse is the product of multiple hands. L. Scott Kellum uses the latest linguistic tools and applies them to the very old question of unity. In doing so, he accesses a large portion of Continental scholarship that is currently unavailable to English speakers. He concludes, on linguistic and literary grounds, that John 13:31-16:33 (the so-called farewell discourse) was written by one man at, essentially, one time.
Women in their Place examines 1 Corinthians 11-14 within a larger context of gender models and sanctuary spaces by relating exegesis to space, gender and discourse theories, to comparative archaeological and historical material, and to ancient Greek, Roman and Jewish cultural and cultic practices. It establishes a distinction between private, public and sacred/sanctuary space and argues that, in much of 1 Corinthians, Paul is concerned with the marking of firm boundaries around the sanctuary space established by rituals in the ekklesia, which would effectively engender the church as a male space. The statements concerned with women's ritual roles and ritual clothing reflect ancient worldviews in which gender was cosmically founded. Jorunn Økland provides an informed and illuminating examination of what Paul can tell us about divisions between sanctuary and other space, men and women, and ideas of private and public.
Jorunn ?kland, professor of Gender Studies in the Humanities, Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo (formerly Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield). Author of "Women in Their Place: Paul and the Corinthian Discourse of Gender and Sanctuary Space "(2004).