The Polemic of the Pastorals Hardback

by Lloyd Keith Pietersen;

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The Polemic of the Pastorals

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Much historical-critical work on the opponents in the Pastoral Epistles has resulted in sweeping generalizations concerning their Jewish and/or Gnostic nature. Literary analyses have been somewhat more promising in focusing on the stereotypical nature of the polemic, but either fail to do justice to the urgency of the language in the Pastorals or do not provide a convincing description of the opponents. Pietersen approaches the problem of the opponents from a socio-scientific perspective. Utilizing labelling theory and social control theory from the sociology of deviance, he argues that the Pastorals function as a literary version of a status degredation ceremony whereby previously influential insiders within the community are transformed into outsiders. This is volume 264 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series.

The Polemic of the Pastorals by Lloyd Keith Pietersen was published by Continuum in February 2004. The ISBN for The Polemic of the Pastorals is 9780567081834.

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Details for The Polemic of the Pastorals

Page last updated 3rd October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (February 2004)
Number of Pages192
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1152198
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