Jesus and Other Men. Ideal Masculinities in the Synoptic Gospels

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Title: Jesus and Other Men. Ideal Masculinities in the Synoptic Gospels
Author: Asikainen, Susanna
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2018
ISBN: 978-90-04-36109-6
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/312253
Abstract: In Jesus and Other Men, Susanna Asikainen explores the masculinities of Jesus and other male characters as well as the ideal femininities in the Synoptic Gospels. She studies the masculinity of Jesus vis-à-vis his opponents, disciples, and women. She also considers the impact of Jesus’ emotions and suffering on his masculinity. Arguing that there were several competing ideals of masculinity, she sets out to trace what strategies the early Christian masculinities used in relation to the hegemonic masculinities of the ancient Greco-Roman world. She shows that the Gospel of Luke is close to the ancient Greco-Roman ideal of self-controlled masculinity while the Gospels of Mark and Matthew portray Jesus and the disciples as examples of voluntarily marginalized masculinity.
Description: This title is published in Open Access with the support of the University of Helsinki.
Subject (ysa): Early Christianity
Bible interpretation
gender
gospels (Bible)
masculinity
women
antiquity
Rights: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives)


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