Agape, Eros, Gender
Towards a Pauline Sexual Ethic
By (author) Francis Watson
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Agape, Eros, Gender by Francis Watson
Book DescriptionIssues of gender and sexuality have recently come to the fore in all humanities disciplines, and this book reflects this broad interdisciplinary situation, although its own standpoint is broadly theological. In contrast to many contemporary feminist theologies, gender and sexuality (eros) are here understood within a distinctively Christian context characterized by the reality of agape - the New Testament's term for the comprehensive divine-human love that includes the relationship of man and woman within its scope. The central problem is concern with key Pauline texts relating to gender and sexuality (1 Cor. 11, Rom. 7, Eph. 5), texts whose influence on western theology and culture has been enduring and pervasive. They are read here in conjunction with later theological and non-theological texts that reflect that influence - ranging from Augustine and Barth to Virginia Woolf, Freud and Irigaray.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521604598
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Francis Watson
Paul and the Hermeneutics of Faith, Paperback (November 2015)
Previous edition: London: T & T International, 2004.
Reading the Decree, Paperback (November 2011)
An exploration of a conceptual distinction between Calvin's theology as christocentric in a soteriological sense, and Barth's as christocentric in a principial sense.
Paul, Judaism and the Gentiles, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Francis Watson
Aims to point the way beyond the polarization of "new" and "old" perspectives on the apostle Paul. This book presents Paul as an agent and thinker, apostle and theologian, telling how he is the founder of mainly Gentile, Christ-believing communities, separated from the synagogue.
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