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Bibil Identifier bibil:213119
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Female Body as Social Space in 1 Timothy
Author Yarbro Collins, Adela
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 57, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 155-175 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract By means of his reception of Paul and Genesis, the author of 1 Timothy created a social space in which the autonomy of women, including control of their own bodies, is severely limited. The purpose of such discourse was to oppose Marcion's rejection of marriage and procreation. The letter thus advocates marriage as a virtual requirement for all Christians, especially ‘the younger widows’, who were probably virgins. Instead of propagating teaching and practices opposed by the author, these women ought to marry, bear children, and keep silent. The author shares certain values with elite Greeks, such as Plutarch, and with the Christian teacher Valentinus. Besides Marcion, the author also criticizes early gnostic teaching of the type found in the Secret Book according to John.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688510000305
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles : Epistles to Timothy : 1 Timothy
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Body
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
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