Paul Decentered: Reading 2 Corinthians with the Corinthian Women

Paul Decentered: Reading 2 Corinthians with the Corinthian Women

by Arminta M. Fox


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This book argues that the presence of women in the Christ communities of first-century Corinth changes how 2 Corinthians should be interpreted. Using a feminist approach to interpret the text, Arminta M. Fox presents readings that are ethically and historically viable. She examines how questions of community identity and leadership are situated within broader discourses of power in the Roman imperial and patriarchal contexts of the first-century Mediterranean world. By assuming the dialogical presence of strong and diverse women leaders in the community, Fox develops counter-readings to ones that assume Paul's singular authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978706361
Publisher: Fortress Academic
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Series: Paul in Critical Contexts Series
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Arminta M. Fox is assistant professor of religion and director of women's and gender studies at Bethany College, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Decentering Paul
Chapter 1 From Sources to Consequences in 2 Corinthians Scholarship
Chapter 2 Towards a Feminist Decolonizing Approach to 2 Corinthians
Chapter 3 Resisting the Divine Kyriarchy in 2 Cor. 1:1–2:13
Chapter 4 Making Room in 2 Cor. 2:14–7:4
Chapter 5 Strategic Giving in 2 Cor. 7–9
Chapter 6 The Rhetorical Grand Finale in 2 Cor. 10–13
Conclusion: Continuing the Conversation

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