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Author Parsons, Mikeal C. (Mikeal Carl), 1957-

Title Body and character in Luke and Acts : the subversion of physiognomy in early Christianity / Mikeal C. Parsons
Published Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (191 pages) : illustrations
Series UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Cover; Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Soul and Body React on Each Other: Body and Character in Greek and Roman Literature; 2. The Movement of the Body Is a Voice of the Soul: Body and Character in Early Jewish and Christian Literature; 3. Your Eye Is the Lamp of Your Body: Luke and the Body-Soul Relationship; 4. Ought Not This Daughter of Abraham Be Set Free?: Getting the Story of the Bent Woman Straight; 5. Short in Stature, Son of Abraham: The Height of Hospitality in the Story of Zacchaeus
6. His Feet and Ankles Were Made Strong: Signs of Character in the Man Lame from Birth7. What Is to Prevent Me?: Ambiguity, Acceptance, and the Ethiopian Eunuch; Epilogue; Appendix. Illustrations from the ""Progymnasmata"" of Libanius; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Name Index; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Greek Words; Subject Index; Back Cover
Summary How the gospel writer and historian challenges ancient cultural conventions
Notes "Previously published in 2006 by Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group ... Grand Rapids, MI."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
SUBJECT Bible. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Acts fast
Bible. Luke fast
New Testament. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. nli
New Testament. Luke -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. nli
Subject Physiognomy -- Biblical teaching
Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines
Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines.
Physiognomy -- Biblical teaching.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010041686
ISBN 1602584435