Doing Gender -- Doing Religion

[German & English]
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neun Testament
No. 302


By Ute E. Eisen, et al.
August 2013
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161522260                         
465 pages
$242.50 Hardcover

Under the slogan "Doing Gender - Doing Religion" takes the anthology in the social sciences since about 30 years lively debate on "intersectionality" of oppression structures: The role and status of women without considering other factors such as their status and ethnicity recorded. Gender constructions and other parameters are interdependent. For the ancient cultures of charge - so the basic assumption of the contributions to the volume - to take account of the religious affiliation. In the center of Intersektionalitätsanalysen published here is therefore the question of how gender role concepts and religious values ​​are interdependent and influence. 

Basic considerations for Intersektionalitätsanalyse are case studies on the site, which examine the interweaving of gender constructions in Early Judaism, New Testament and contemporary pagan texts as well as those of the early church and of early Islam. The contributions deal with, among other things, the view of intercultural marriages and gender morality in early Judaism, Christianity and Islam on slave girls in religious rights education in early Judaism and Christianity or Maskulinitätskonzepte in paganism and the New Testament. This volume demonstrates that the question of the interaction of gender concepts and religious structures is highly productive, but not isolated from other categories, in particular can analyze the current status markers. The observations on the diversity and variability of religious concepts and gender role expectations, not least lay open their constructiveness.

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