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Gender in the Rhetoric of Jesus

Women in Q

Gender in the Rhetoric of Jesus

Women in Q

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781978701984
Number of Pages: 202
Published: 04/10/2019
Width: 15.8 cm
Height: 23 cm
Examining the hypothetical earliest layer of Jesus' sayings known as Q, Sara Parks argues that Jesus deliberately crafted parabolic teachings regarding the basileia of God to appeal to both male and female adherents. For a century after Q, vestiges of gender-paired teachings popped up in multiple independent texts related to Jesus, from Mark to Paul to the Synoptics and John-making it more likely that this inclusion of women originated with Jesus himself. In this book, Parks engages the divided scholarship on the meaning of gendered pairs for an evaluation of the gender politics of Q, arguing that even though Q's peculiar rhetoric of gender equality was an innovation, it was also a product of its time, as evidenced in other contemporaneous texts which struggled with ambiguous equalities, from Philo to Musonius Rufus to Joseph and Aseneth. In addition, she shows that Jesus' rhetoric of gender, as remembered in Q constitutes some of the earliest evidence for the study of first-century Jewish women, and women in Christian origins.

Sara Parks

Sara Parks is assistant professor in New Testament studies at the University of Nottingham.

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