Slavery in Early Christianity

ISBN-10: 0800637895

ISBN-13: 9780800637897

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jennifer A. Glancy

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This is the first paperback edition of the enlightening Oxford University hardcover published in 2002. Glancy here situates early Christian slavery in its broader cultural setting, arguing that modern scholars have consistently underestimated the pervasive impact of slavery on the institutional structures, ideologies, and practices of the early churches ? and upon the bodies of the enslaved. Her careful attention to the bodily experience of subjection and violation that constituted slavery makes this an indispensable book for anyone interested in slavery in early Christianity. Includes special chapters on Jesus and Paul.
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
Bodies and Souls: The Rhetoric of Slavery
Body Count
Bodies without Boundaries
Female Bodies
Sexual Surrogates
Male Bodies
Shame, Honor, and Slave Bodies
Spiritual Slavery and Somatic Metaphors
Body Work: Slavery and the Pauline Churches
A Walk through the Streets of a Provincial City
Working Bodies: Occupations of Slaves
Domestic Bodies: Family Life among Slaves
The Head of the Body: The First Christian Slaveholders
Obstacles to Slaves' Participation in Pauline Churches
Body Work: Sexual Availability of Slaves
Bodies for Rent: Slavery and Prostitution
Enslaved Bodies and the Body of Christ
Body Language: Corporal Anxiety and Christian Theology
Em-bodiment: Sources of Slaves
Body Shop: Slaves for Sale
Bodies in Motion: Fugitive Slaves
Turning Bodies Around: Manumission of Slaves
Body Language: Metaphors of Enslavement, Sale, and Liberation in Christian Theological Discourse
Parabolic Bodies: The Figure of the Slave in the Sayings of Jesus
Figure of the Slave in Jesus' Discourse in Mark, Thomas, and John
Figure of the Slave in Jesus' Discourse in Luke
Parabolic Slaves in Matthew
Toward the Parables of Jesus
Body of Evidence
Moral Bodies: Ecclesiastical Development and Slaveholding Culture
Slave Morality versus Slaveholder Morality
Household Codes: Slave Morality or Slaveholder Morality?
Controlling Bodies
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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