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eBook First Converts: Rich Pagan Women and the Rhetoric of Mission in Early Judaism and Christianity download ISBN: 0804735921
Author: Shelly Matthews
Publisher: Stanford University Press; 1 edition (October 1, 2002)
Language: English
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It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity.

It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity. This book provides a new reading of sources from which this truism springs, focusing on two texts from the turn of the first century, Josephus's Antiquities and Luke's Acts. The book studies representation, analyzing the repeated portrayal of rich wome It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity.

In this very balanced and thought-provoking book, Shelly Matthews studies a series of Greek and Roman texts concerning Gentile women of high standing who were attracted to Judaism and Christianity

In this very balanced and thought-provoking book, Shelly Matthews studies a series of Greek and Roman texts concerning Gentile women of high standing who were attracted to Judaism and Christianity. These texts, in particular Josephus' novelistic conversion and expulsion story in Antiquities 1. 5–84, are well known and often discussed, but they have rarely been set into a wider framework. Matthews argues that Josephus, Luke, and other religious apologists, in recounting episodes of upper-class women's associations with their communities, followed a rhetorical strategy.

The article analyses a number of late antique Christian sources that use choreutic gesture to highlight the cultural alterity of pagan cults, Judaism and heretical movements.

Rich pagan women and the rhetoric of mission in early Judaism and Christianity. Jews and Other Differences. The article analyses a number of late antique Christian sources that use choreutic gesture to highlight the cultural alterity of pagan cults, Judaism and heretical movements. The Christian intellectual critique of dancing is not interpreted as an aversion to the practice per se, but as part of an anthropological process that encouraged men to become perfect imitators of the angelic choreia in the.

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Shelly Matthews is Professor of New Testament at the Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She teaches courses on Pauline Literature, the Acts of the Apostles, and Feminist Biblical Interpretation.

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It has often been said that rich pagan women, much more so than men, were attracted both to early Judaism and Christianity. This book provides a new reading of sources from which this truism springs, focusing on two texts from the turn of the first century, Josephus's Antiquities and Luke's Acts.The book studies representation, analyzing the repeated portrayal of rich women as aiding and/or converting to early Judaism in its various forms. It also shows how these sources can be used in reconstructing women's history, thus engaging current feminist debates about the relationship of rhetorical presentation of women in texts to historical reality.Because many of these texts speak of high-standing women's conversion to Judaism and early Christianity, this book also engages in the current debate about whether early Judaism was a missionary religion. The author argues that focusing on these stories of women converts and adherents, which have been largely ignored in previous discussions of the missionary question, sets the missionary question in a new, more adequate framework.The first chapter elucidates a story in Josephus's Antiquities of the mishaps of two Roman matrons devoted to Isis and Jewish cults by considering the common Hellenistic topos linking high-standing women, promiscuity, and religious impropriety. The remaining chapters demonstrate that in spite of this topos, Josephus, Luke, and other religious apologists did tell stories of rich women's associations with their communities for positive rhetorical effect. In so doing, the book challenges the widespread assumption that women's association with "foreign" religious cults was always derided, questions scholarly arguments about public and private roles in antiquity, and invites reflection on issues of mission and conversion within the larger framework of Greco-Roman benefaction.