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Ritual, Women, and Philippi: Reimagining the Early Philippian Community
Lamoreaux, Jason T.

Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013 pp. xii + 148. $18.00

Series Information
Matrix, 8


Description: As one surveys the scholarship on the canonical letter to the Philippians, one notices the lack of attention to women within many scholars' analyses. To a certain extent, this lack of attention exists because ancient texts often leave out information about women. Using ritual studies, archaeology, and textual evidence, this work brings life to the ritual lives of ancient Philippian women in their own cultural context. The discipline of ritual studies provides new questions that shed more specific light on the lives of women in this fledgling Jesus group. Therefore, ritual studies brings clarity to early Philippian women's reception of the letter. Furthermore, this ritual background helps modern readers visualize a more diverse community of Jesus followers in Philippi and provides a clearer picture of the struggles this nascent Jesus community was experiencing.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Phillipians, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Social-Scientific Approaches, Ideological Critique

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Review by Angela Standhartinger
Published 7/9/2015
Citation: Angela Standhartinger, review of Jason T. Lamoreaux, Ritual, Women, and Philippi: Reimagining the Early Philippian Community, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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