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For You Were Bought with a Price: Sex, Slavery, and Self-Control in a Pauline Community (GlossaHouse Dissertation Series)

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Gathering interest

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In this study, grounded in socio-rhetorical methodology, Valentine explores the notion that the Greek and Latin discourses of self-control over sexual desire undergird Paul’s instructions regarding celibacy, marriage, circumcision, and slavery. The focal pericope, one that has been the subject of Christian interpretive debate for millennia, is 1 Cor 7:21–24. These verses have garnered so much attention among interpreters because they may be viewed both as encouraging slaves to become freed or as keeping slaves in a state of enslavement. The consequences of one’s interpretation of these verses, then, cannot be taken lightly. Valentine argues that Paul suggested freedom for slaves so that they could avoid sexual fornication and thereby better live according to their Christian calling. Amassing evidence from ancient discourses on self-control along with examples of Corinth's material culture, she demonstrates that Paul and the Corinthians perceived the risks and rewards of promoting freedom for slaves.

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  • Explores a particular pericope: 1 Cor 7:21-24
  • Employs a socio-rhetorical methodology
  • Argues that Paul suggested freedom for slaves so that they could avoid sexual fornication
  • Introduction, Methodology and Slavery
  • History of Interpretation of 1 Cor 7:21-24
  • Romanization Theory and Roman Corinth
  • The Discourse of Self-Control: Desire, Burning, and Slavery
  • Jewish and Pauline Adaptation of the Discourses of Self-Control
  • First Corinthians 7 and the Discourses of Self-Control
  • Romanization, Self-Control and Freedom for Slaves in 1 Cor 7:21-24
  • Title: For You Were Bought with a Price: Sex, Slavery, and Self-Control in a Pauline Community (GlossaHouse Dissertation Series)
  • Author: Katy E. Valentine
  • Series: GlossaHouse Dissertation Series
  • Publisher: GlossaHouse
  • Print Publication Date: 2017
  • Pages: 470
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Reader Edition
  • ISBN: 9781942697190
  • Resource ID: LLS:YWRBGHPLNCMMNTY
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-01-27T15:18:27Z

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    Gathering interest