Colonized Apostle Paul in Postcolonial Eyes

ISBN-10: 0800664582

ISBN-13: 9780800664589

Edition: 2011

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How did Roman imperial culture shape the environment in which Paul carried out his apostolate? How do the multiple legacies of modern colonialism and contemporary empire shape, illuminate, or obscure our readings of Paul's letters? In The Colonized Apostle Christopher D. Stanley has gathered many of the foremost voices in postcolonial and empire-critical scholarship on Paul to provide a state-of-the-art guide to these questions.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Contributors
Foreword
What Is Postcolonial Studies?
Introduction
Paul after Empire
The Beginnings of Postcolonial Studies
The Beginnings of Postcolonial Biblical Criticism
Interrogating the "Postcolonial" in Postcolonial Biblical Criticism
Critical Perspectives on Postcolonial Theory
The Feminist Frame
The Pedagogical Frame
Marxism and the Postcolonial Study of Paul
Elements of Marxist Interpretation
Marxist Interpretation of Early Christianity
Marxism and Postcolonial Criticism
Marxist Challenges for the Postcolonial Interpretation of Paul
A Future for Marxist Criticism? A Christian-Marxist Coda
Paul and Ancient Forms of Colonialism
Paul and Roman Colonial Rule
Pauline Agency in Postcolonial Perspective Subverter of or Agent for Empire?
Introduction: The Problematic Paul
Paul and Empire: Accounting for an Ambivalent Situation
A Postcolonial Optic on Paul and Empire: Power and Agency
Paul, Power, and Agency: The Corinthian Community
Challenging Empire? Weakness and Foolishness as Subversion
Paul, Agent for Empire? Asserting Power and Strength
Conclusion
The Politics of Paul His Supposed Social Conservatism and the Impact of Postcolonial Readings
The Underlying Millenarian Script
The Use of Politically Loaded Terms
Pauls Experience at the Hands of Roman and Civic Authorities
Romans 13 and the Monumental Contradiction
Conclusions
Visualizing Significant Otherness Reimagining Paul(ine Studies) through Hybrid Lenses
A State of Postcolonial Affairs
Whither Postcolonial Paul(ine Studies)?
Hybridity as a Complex, Contestable Signifier in Postcolonial Paul(ine Studies)
Resourcing Visual Representation for Potentially Hybrid Postcolonial Reimaginations of Paul(ine Studies)
Trajan's Column: Visualizing Romans and Paul as Unstable, Hybrid Figures
Visualizing Hybridity and Honesty: Reimagining Relationships, Then and Now
Paul, Colonialism, And Ethnicity
Reading Romans 7 in Conversation with Postcolonial Theory Paul's Struggle toward a Christian Identity of Hybridity
Identity in Postcolonial Theory
Hybridity
Analogical Relationships between Romans 7 and Postcolonial Theory
The Identity of the Speaker in Romans 7
Conclusion: The Hybrid Identity Described in Romans 7
Paul the Ethnic Hybrid? Postcolonial Perspectives on Paul's Ethnic Categorizations
Introduction
Setting the Stage
The "Hybridity" Debates
Paul and Postcolonial Studies
Paul's Ethnic Worldview
Postcolonial Musings
Conclusion
Redressing Bodies at Corinth Racial/Ethnic Politics and Religious Difference in the Context of Empire
Embodying Corinthian Rhetoric and Politics
Paul's Rejected Body
Body Building over Jesus' Dead (Jewish) Body
(Other) Bodies Feminized and Sexualized
Conclusion
Paul, Colonialism, And Gender
Imperial Intersections and Initial Inquiries Toward a Feminist, Postcolonial Analysis of Philippians
Prompting Need: Gaps, Erasures, and Conflicts
Procedure and Precedent
Interpreting Philippians: A Postcolonial Paul?
Connections and Conclusions
Beyond the Heroic Paul Toward a Feminist and Decolonizing Approach to the Letters of Paul
The Heroic Political Paul
Disrupting the Heroic Traveling Missionary: 1 Thessalonians and Acts as Test Cases
Conclusions
To What End? Revisiting the Gendered Space of 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 from a Feminist Postcolonial Perspective
Mapping the Method
To What End?
Conclusion
Paul and Modern Western Colonialism
Wrestling with the "Macedonian Call" Paul, Pauline Scholarship, and Nineteenth-Century Colonial Missions
Introduction: Another Look at Hybridity and the Pauline Writings
The Bible and Nineteenth-Century Missions
Historicity and Paul: Two Competing Views
Paul and Arguments for (Colonial) Enslavement
Conclusion: Hybridity in the Reading of Paul
Galatians and the "Orientalism" of Justification, by Faith Paul among Jews and Muslims
Edward Said: Decolonizing Orientals and Occidentals, Muslims and Jews
Galatians Colonizing Phrygians, Turks, Jews, and Muslims
The Dying Galatian and the Justification of the Occidental Self: Critical Reimagination I
Christ Crucified and the Justification of the Other: Critical Reimagination II
Galatian Foreskin as Sign of Noncompliance and Nonconformity Critical Reimagination III
Conclusion
Paul, Nation, and Nationalism A Korean Postcolonial Perspective
Paul and Nation
Postcolonialism and National Relationships
Empire Criticism
Paul and Nationalism
Conclusion
Constructions of Paul in Filipino Theology of Struggle
The Vision of a New World Coming (Emerito Nacpil, Julio Labayen, and Carlos Abesamis)
Kenosis and the Unmasking of and Victory over the Powers (Levi Oracion)
Dismantling Oppressive Structures, Freedom from Bondage, and Transcendence as a Critique of All Human Projects (Benito Dominguez)
Tortured Conscience, Justification by Faith, and the Dialectical Separation of Gospel and Law (Everett Mendoza)
Paul as a Model of Contextual Theologizing, Conversion as Illumination (Jos� de Mesa and Lode L. Wostyn, C.I.C.M.)
Summary and Conclusions
Notes
Indexes
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