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Paul and the Gentile Women

Reframing Galatians

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Paul and the Gentile Women by Tatha Wiley
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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.

Author Biography

Tatha Wiley teaches at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. She is the author of Original Sin: Origins, Developments, Contemporary Meanings.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Carroll & Graf ed.
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Pages
170
Dimensions
140x216x9
ISBN-13
9780826417077
Product ID
1642341

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