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Paul and the Gentile Women: Reframing Galatians

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For hundreds of years, Paul's letter to the Galatians has been a flashpoint of controversy among Christians. Why did Paul write the letter, and what was at issue in the controversy over Torah observance, particularly male circumcision? Has the letter with its classic contrast of faith in Christ and works of the law served to divide Jews from Christians and Christians from one other? Radically reframing the debate, Tatha Wiley's fresh approach decisively shifts the Galatian question to focus on the social consequences of Paul's bitter disagreement with the circumcision preachers and specifically the implications of the dispute for Gentile women in the community. Wiley maintains that Paul's argument of equality in Christ was directed to and for the situation of women, whose newly won status was jeopardized by the preaching of Paul's opponents. By looking at the issue of circumcision from the angle of the Gentile women of Galatia, Wiley cuts to the core concerns of the dispute: gender privilege, religious authority, and the life-changing implications of Christian commitment.

Book News Annotation:

Wiley (United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Minnesota) brings the Gentile women into the center of the currently raging controversies about Paul's letter, arguing that the dispute between evangelists over the necessity of circumcision was, in its immediate communal context, a dispute over whether the membership of the Gentile believers in the Galatian assemblies would be differentiated by gender. It could not have been a dispute between Judaism and Christianity, she insists, because Christianity did not yet exist as a separate religion.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

For hundreds of years, Paul's letter to the Galatians has been a flashpoint of controversy among Christians. Why did Paul write the letter, and what was at issue in the controversy over Torah observance, particularly male circumcision? Has the letter with its classic contrast of faith in Christ and works of the law served to divide Jews from Christians and Christians from one other? Radically reframing the debate, Tatha Wiley's fresh approach decisively shifts the Galatian question to focus on the social consequences of Paul's bitter disagreement with the circumcision preachers and specifically the implications of the dispute for Gentile women in the community. Wiley maintains that Paul's argument of equality in Christ was directed to and for the situation of women, whose newly won status was jeopardized by the preaching of Paul's opponents. By looking at the issue of circumcision from the angle of the Gentile women of Galatia, Wiley cuts to the core concerns of the dispute: gender privilege, religious authority, and the life-changing implications of Christian commitment.

Synopsis:

For hundreds of years, Pauls letter to the Galatians has been a flashpoint of controversy among Christians. Why did Paul write the letter, and what was at issue in the controversy over Torah observance, particularly male circumcision? Has the letter with its classic contrast of faith in Christ and works of the law served to divide Jews from Christians and Christians from one other?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826417077
Author:
Wiley, Tatha
Publisher:
Continnuum-3pl
Subject:
Bible - Study - New Testament
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.76 x 0.49 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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For hundreds of years, Paul's letter to the Galatians has been a flashpoint of controversy among Christians. Why did Paul write the letter, and what was at issue in the controversy over Torah observance, particularly male circumcision? Has the letter with its classic contrast of faith in Christ and works of the law served to divide Jews from Christians and Christians from one other? Radically reframing the debate, Tatha Wiley's fresh approach decisively shifts the Galatian question to focus on the social consequences of Paul's bitter disagreement with the circumcision preachers and specifically the implications of the dispute for Gentile women in the community. Wiley maintains that Paul's argument of equality in Christ was directed to and for the situation of women, whose newly won status was jeopardized by the preaching of Paul's opponents. By looking at the issue of circumcision from the angle of the Gentile women of Galatia, Wiley cuts to the core concerns of the dispute: gender privilege, religious authority, and the life-changing implications of Christian commitment.
"Synopsis" by , For hundreds of years, Pauls letter to the Galatians has been a flashpoint of controversy among Christians. Why did Paul write the letter, and what was at issue in the controversy over Torah observance, particularly male circumcision? Has the letter with its classic contrast of faith in Christ and works of the law served to divide Jews from Christians and Christians from one other?
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