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Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse: Double Trouble Embodied (Marianne Bjelland Kartzow) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2018) 9780815374657
Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse: Double Trouble Embodied (Marianne Bjelland Kartzow) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2018) 9780815374657
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Title: Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse: Double Trouble Embodied

Author: Kartzow, Marianne Bjellan

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780815374657

Volumes: 1; Pages: 168

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The Slave Metaphor and Gendered Enslavement in Early Christian Discourse adds new knowledge to the ongoing discussion of slavery in early Christian discourse. Bjelland Kartzow argues that the complex tension between metaphor and social reality in early Christian discourse is undertheorized. A metaphor can be so much more than an innocent thought figure, since it involves bodies, relationships, life stories, and memory in complex ways. This study rethinks the potential meaning of the slavery metaphor in early Christian texts, by use of a variety of texts, read with a whole set of theoretical tools, taken from metaphor theory and intersectional gender studies, in particular. It also takes seriously the contemporary context of Modern Slavery, where slavery has re-appeared as a term to name trafficking, gendered violence, and inhuman power systems.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Thinking with Saleable Bodies: An Intersectional Approach to the Slavery Metaphor

Chapter 2: Embodying the Slavery Metaphor: Female Characters and Slavery Language

Chapter 3: Metaphor and Masculinity: The "no longer slave" Formulations (John 15:15 and Gal 4:7)

Chapter 4: The Paradox of Slavery: All Believers Are Slaves of the Lord, but Some Are More Slaves Than Others

Chapter 5: From Slave of a Female Owner to Slave of God: Negotiating Gender, Sexuality and Status in the Shepherd of Hermas

Chapter 6: Jesus, the Slave Trader: Metaphor made real in The Act of Thomas

Conclusion

Index
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