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Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 (Gregory W Dawes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004109599
Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 (Gregory W Dawes) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 1998) 9789004109599
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Title: The Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33

Author: Dawes, Gregory W

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004109599

Volumes: 1; Pages: xiv, 264

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This study is an analysis of the argumentation of Ephesians 5:21-33. The interpretation of this passage remains fiercely contested: while some interpreters appeal to this text to suggest that husbands have authority over their wives, others reject its apparently patriarchal ethic.Approaching Ephesians 5:21-33 by way of a discussion of metaphorical language, the present work shows that its argumentation rests upon two very different uses of the 'body' metaphor. One use highlights the unity of wife and husband, while the other underlines the distinction between the partners and suggests that the husband has a position of authority.The tension created by these two uses of the 'body' metaphor implies that neither a simple hierarchical nor a simple egalitarian interpretation of the passage can be justified.ContentsAcknowledgements Preface Introduction Pt. 1 The Theory of Metaphor Ch. 1 The Functioning of Metaphor Ch. 2 Metaphor and Meaning Pt. 2 An Analysis of Ephesians 5:21-33 Ch. 3 The Argumentation of Ephesians 5:21-33 Ch. 4 Analogy, Metaphor, and Model Ch. 5 The 'Head' Metaphor Ch. 6 The 'Body' Metaphor Ch. 7 The 'One Flesh Union and the 'Great Mystery' Pt. 3 A New Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 Ch. 8 Towards a New Interpretation Ch. 9 The Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33 App Christ and the Church as 'Head' and 'Body' List of Works Cited Index of Names
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