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Bibil Identifier bibil:251139
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Straight Mind in Corinth
Title (English, ) Queer Readings across 1 Corinthians 11:2–16
Author Townsley, Gillian
Series Semeia Studies (Volume: 88)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature XA 547/88
Place 227.31.08
Publishing house SBL Press
Place Atlanta
ISBN 978-1-62837-147-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
351 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Despite its lack of both historical and exegetical clarity, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 has often been fundamental to understandings of gender and sexuality in many Christian traditions. In particular, a hierarchical model of gender and a heterosexual model of sexuality tend to dominate and are presented as natural and God-ordained. With the materialist lesbian theory of Monique Wittig providing the theoretical basis for discussion, this book intersects various biblical, theological, and queer lines of inquiry across 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 in order to reveal and challenge these models of gender and sexuality that lie behind both the text itself and its various interpretations.

Features

Reveals the complex relationship between effeminacy, masculinity and sexual relations in the first century Greco-Roman environment of the New Testament
Explores the ideologies of sexuality that underlie much of the debate within evangelical circles
Examines Karl Barth's theology on the binary pairing of man and woman as asymmetrically related to each other and to God through the notion of the imago dei, revealing and challenging the ways in which this reflects androcentric and patriarchal ideologies
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : LGBT Interpretation
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Homosexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sexuality
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Barth, Karl
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Pericopes 1 Corinthians 11,2-11,16
Last modification 2018-10-04