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Bibil Identifier bibil:222676
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Gen(de)red Power
Title (German, ) Die Macht des Genres im Streit um die Frauenrolle in Pastoralbriefen und Paulusakten
Author Merz, Annette
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 68, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language German
Pages 1-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Two texts that contributed to the discussion on gender roles in formative Christianity, 1 Timothy and the Acts of Paul, are investigated. In both cases the emphasis is on the much-disputed role of women. Power plays a role on different levels. On the one hand power relations between the sexes are depicted or directly addressed by the text (‘gendered’ power), while on the other hand the power of persuasion is brought to bear on both male and female readers to legitimize the patriarchal, videlicet the encratitic model of gender. This is done by rhetorical means that are text-specific, but also make use of genre-specific persuasion strategies. This ‘genred power’ is still mostly unchartered territory in exegetical discussions and is therefore the focus of my investigation. Especially important in both genres are intertextual allusions to authoritative texts. Fictive self-references which enable the author (’Paul’) to correct himself are one focus of interest. Narrative strategies (i.e. character and plot development) which also have an intertextual dimension are a second focal point. The take-over of the role of Peter who denies Jesus and repents by Paul in the Acts of Thecla turns out to be of major rhetorical significance.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1185
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles : Epistles to Timothy : 1 Timothy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : Paul : Acts of Paul
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