This collection considers themes of Christology, patriarchy, violence, colonialism, family structures, and sexual practices as it explores the construction and performance of masculinity in the New Testament and related early Christian texts. Examining the Gospels, Romans, the Pastorals, Revelation, and the Shepherd of Hermas, it situates diverse masculinities within a Greco-Roman matrix and introduces biblical scholarship to a rich vein of classical scholarship on gender.
Contents: Essays “O Man, Who Art Thou...?” Masculinity Studies and New Testament Studies, Stephen D. Moore Masculinity Studies: A Classified Bibliography, Janice Capel Anderson, Stephen D. Moore, and Seong-Hee Kim Jesus, Gender and the Gospel of Matthew, Jerome H. Neyrey Matthew and Masculinity, Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore Re-Mark-able Masculinities: Jesus, the Son of Man, and the (Sad) Sum of Manhood?, Tat-siong Benny Liew Looking for a Few Good Men: Mark and Masculinity, Eric Thurman “Behold the Man!” Masculine Christology and the Fourth Gospel, Colleen M. Conway Paul, the Invisible Man, David J. A. Clines “The Disease of Effemination”: The Charge of Effeminacy and the Verdict of God (Romans 1:18–2:16), Diana M. Swancutt Protocols of Masculinity in the Pastoral Epistles, Jennifer A. Glancy “Knowing How to Preside Over His Own Household”: Imperial Masculinity and Christian Asceticism in the Pastorals, Hermas and Luke-Acts, Mary Rose D’Angelo Sexing the Lamb, Chris Frilingos
Responses Ancient Masculinities, Page duBois By Whose Gender Standards (If Anybody’s) Was Jesus a Real Man?, Maud W. Gleason Manhood and New Testament Studies After September 11, Jeffrey L. Staley
Stephen D. Moore, Ph.D. in New Testament (1986), University of Dublin (Trinity College), is Professor of New Testament, The Theological School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Janice Capel Anderson, Ph.D. in Bible (1985), University of Chicago Divinity School, is Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.
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