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Bibil Identifier bibil:231319
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Men and Women in the Household of God
Title (English, ) A Contextual Approach to Roles and Ministries in the Pastoral Epistles
Author Zamfir, Korinna
Series Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus (Volume: 103)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 46/103
Place 227.5.08
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-59360-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxii Pages
473 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Korinna Zamfir explores the manner in which the Pastoral Epistles redefine roles and
ministries within a changed ecclesiological framework (the ekklesia as oikos Theou).
The contextual investigation focuses on the cultural and social background of the station
codes and church orders. Applying the environ­mental approach advanced by Abraham
MalherbeZamfir discusses the Pastoral Epistles as writings intimately linked to their
Greco-Roman social and cultural environment. The volume addresses the mentalities
reflected in moral philosophies, political theories, drama and epigraphy, focusing on
the discourse articulated in these sources. Exploring the adoption of conservative
mentalities, the monograph advances a reading of the Pastoral Epistles based on ideology
critique. It also incorporates insights gained from research on the social world of earliest
Christianity, in particular on private associations.
Korinna Zamfir argues that the ecclesiology of the Pastoral Epistles presupposes the
metaphorical use of oikos Theou and shows that in Greco-Roman antiquity oikos denotes
larger social entities like the religious association, the polisand the cosmos. The ekklesia
is the oikos and polis of God. As a consequence the Pastoral Epistles define roles and
ministries based on the public-private divide and on honor and shame mentality. The
theo-logical and cosmic dimension of the »household of God«explains the essentialist
understanding of social and ecclesial roles. The author also tackles the contrast between
discourse and ecclesial reality.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Pastoral Epistles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ecclesiology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ministry
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Woman
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Last modification 2017-10-27