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Gossip and Gender : Othering of Speech in the Pastoral Epistles (Hardcover)

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The frequent comments about gossip in the Pastoral Epistles are noteworthy, and it often has gender implications. Insights from the growing field of gossip studies from multiple disciplines help to interpret what role gossip plays, especially in relation to how power and authority are distributed and promoted. A presentation of various texts from antiquity shows that the relation between gossip and gender is multiple and complex: to gossip was typical for all women and risky for elite men who constantly had to defend their masculinity. The ancient gossip discourse helps to understand more of the social dynamics of early Christianity, to fill in the imaginative picture and generate ideas to how Christian identity and theology were constructed.


Publisher De Gruyter
Mfg Part# 9783110215632
SKU 211311808
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 3110215632
Release Date 10/31/2009
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