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Paul's Letters and the Construction of the European Self (Hardcover) (Fatima Tofighi)

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Even when he was a prototype of European identity, Paul transgressed the limits of Europe. It is not clear whether he was conformist or rebellious, orthodox or liberal, sexist, or egalitarian. Instead of pushing the Apostle into the arbitrary categories of modern European identity, Fatima Tofighi takes into account the challenge that Paul brings to normative conceptions of political theology (Rom 13), 'religion' (Gal 2.12-14), and women's veiling (1 Cor 11. 5-16). Alternative interpretations of these passages, with the help of postmodern theory, both solve the major problems of biblical exegesis and offer a critique of the allegedly well-defined European categories.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Library of New Testament Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Fatima Tofighi
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2017
TCIN: 51739213
UPC: 9780567672537
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-7072
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