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The rape of Eve : the transformation of Roman ideology in three early Christian retellings of Genesis /

Celene Lillie.

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Author: Lillie, Celene
Published: Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2017] ©2017
Topics: Gnosticism. | Rape - Rome. | Rape in the Bible. | Mythology, Roman. | Apocryphon of John - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Hypostasis of the Archons - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | On the origin of the world - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Eve (Biblical figure)
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245 14|aThe rape of Eve :|bthe transformation of Roman ideology in three early Christian retellings of Genesis /|cCelene Lillie.
264 1|aMinneapolis, MN :|bFortress Press,|c[2017]
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300 |axiv, 349 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm
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500 |aRevision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Union Theological Seminary, 2016 under title: The rulers' rape of Eve : sexual violence and subjugation, transformation and resistance in Roman history, myth, and three retellings of Genesis 1-6.
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 311-335) and indexes.
505 0 |a1. "The king gave the sign to assault their spoils ..." : the mytho-logic of rape, marriage, and conquest -- 2. "One loves, the other flees ..." -- 3. "And they lusted after her ..." : the rape of Eve and the violation of the rulers -- 4. "And so they convicted themselves ..." : the rulers and resistance -- 5. "But she could not be grasped ..." : thinking through the rape of Eve.
520 |aSex, violence, power, and redemption. In recent decades, scholars of New Testament and early Christian traditions have given new attention to the relationships between gender and imperial power in the Roman world. In this surprising work, Celene Lillie examines core passages from three Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi, On the Origin of the World, The Reality of the Rulers, and the Secret Revelation of John, in which Eve is portrayed as having been humiliated by the cosmic powers, yet experiencing restoration. Lillie compares that pattern with Gnostic savior motifs concerning Jesus and Seth, then sets it in the broader context of Roman cosmogonic myths at play in imperial ideology. The Nag Hammadi texts, she argues, offer us a window into symbolic forms of Christian resistance to imperial ideology. This groundbreaking study highlights the importance of the Nag Hammadi writings for our fuller appreciation of the currents of Christian response to the Roman Empire and the culture of rape pervasive within it.
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630 00|aApocryphon of John|xCriticism, interpretation, etc.
630 00|aHypostasis of the Archons|xCriticism, interpretation, etc.
630 00|aOn the origin of the world|xCriticism, interpretation, etc.
650 0|aGnosticism.
650 0|aRape|zRome.
650 0|aRape in the Bible.
650 0|aMythology, Roman.

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