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Women in Their Place (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)

Jorunn Okland

Women in Their Place (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)

Jorunn Okland

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Women in their Place examines 1 Corinthians 11-14 within the 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 Okland 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.

- Publisher In Women in Their Place Jorunn Okland takes the archaeological remains at Corinth as a starting point from which to develop an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed reading of Paul's utterances on women in 1 Corinthians 11-14. In this section of the letter Paul deals with the ritual gatherings and describes the ekklesia as a of ritual space distinct from domestic space. ^Okland assesses the text within a larger context of four different gender models found in temple architecture, rituals and literary texts. Whilst Paul's teaching in the letter effectively engendered 'church' as male space, his use of a variety of gender models left early Christian women with many other notions of ritual space to explore.

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Women in their Place examines 1 Corinthians 11-14 within the 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 Okland 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.
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In Women in Their Place Jorunn Okland takes the archaeological remains at Corinth as a starting point from which to develop an interdisciplinary, theoretically informed reading of Paul's utterances on women in 1 Corinthians 11-14. In this section of the letter Paul deals with the ritual gatherings and describes the ekklesia as a of ritual space distinct from domestic space. ^Okland assesses the text within a larger context of four different gender models found in temple architecture, rituals and literary texts. Whilst Paul's teaching in the letter effectively engendered 'church' as male space, his use of a variety of gender models left early Christian women with many other notions of ritual space to explore.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Jorunn Okland

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).

Table Of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. From Woman To 'woman', From Church To Ekklesia Space, From Text To Context; Chapter 3. Gender Aetiologies And Spatial; Chapter 4. Places For Women In Early Roman Corinth's Ritual And Sanctuary Spaces; Chapter 5. Placing The Christian Gatherings: Paul And The Discourse Of Sanctuary Space; Chapter 6. Corinthian Order; Chapter 7. Paul In The Early Roman Corinthian Discourse Of Gender And Sanctuary Space: Obedient And Subversive
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