Paul and the Citizen Body 978-3-16-160163-7 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Janelle Peters

Paul and the Citizen Body

Egalitarian Athletics and Veiling Instructions in 1 Corinthians

[Paulus und der bürgerliche Leib. Egalitäre Athletik und Anweisungen zur Kopfbedeckung im 1. Korintherbrief.]

2021. Approx. 200 pages.
forthcoming in November

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe

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Janelle Peters argues Paul's construction of an individual body and communal body in 1 Corinthians serves as an alternative to Roman and Greek models of citizenship. She situates the athletics and veiling of 1 Corinthians within ancient authority and citizenship, which prioritized having control over one's body and head.
In this study, Janelle Peters argues Paul's construction of an individual body and communal body in 1 Corinthians serves as an alternative to Roman and Greek models of citizenship. She situates the athletics and veiling of 1 Corinthians within ancient authority and citizenship, which prioritized having control over one's body and head. Contrary to scholarly assumptions that these citizenship indicators would have restricted the previous freedom of all women in order to present conformity with Roman norms, the author contends that the elements of bodily control Paul imposes on the Christian body construct a new citizen body that appeals to Roman and Greek notions of prestige in order to transform the experience of the Christian both in the present world and in the heavenly politeuma. Unlike civic honors within Roman and Greek secular polities, this citizen body is accessible to all, regardless of social status.
Authors/Editors

Janelle Peters Born 1980; BA and Teaching Certificate from the University of California; MA from the University of Chicago; PhD from Emory University; currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola Marymount University.
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9279-7712

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