Paul And The Dynamics Of Power Hardback

Communication and Interaction in the Early Christ-movement

by Kathy Ehrensperger;

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Paul And The Dynamics Of Power

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In this illuminating study Kathy Ehrensperger looks at the question of Paul's use of power and authority as an apostle who understands himself as called to proclaim the Gospel among the gentiles. Ehrensperger examines the broad range of perspectives on how this use of power should be evaluated. These range from the traditional interpretation of unquestioned, taken for granted for a church leader, to a feminist interpretation. She examines whether or not Paul's use of power presents an open or hidden re-inscription of hierarchical structures in what was previously a discipleship of equals. "Paul and the Dynamics of Power" questions whether such hierarchical tendencies are rightly identified within Paul's discourse of power.Furthemore it considers whether these are inherently and necessarily expressions of domination and control and are thus in opposition to a 'discipleship of equals'? In her careful anaylsis Ehrensperger draws on such wide-ranging figures as Derrida, Michel Foucault and James Scott. This enables fresh insights into Paul's use of authority and power in its first century context.

Paul And The Dynamics Of Power by Kathy Ehrensperger was published by Continuum in September 2007. The ISBN for Paul And The Dynamics Of Power is 9780567043740.

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Details for Paul And The Dynamics Of Power

Page last updated 4th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (September 2007)
Number of Pages250
Thickness15 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1112287
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