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The Resource Making Christians : Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy

Making Christians : Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy

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Making Christians : Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy
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Making Christians
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Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy
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eng
Summary
How did second-century Christians vie with each other in seeking to produce an authoritative discourse of Christian identity? This book argues that many early Christians deployed the metaphors of procreation and kinship in the struggle over claims to represent the truth of Christian interpretation, practice and doctrine. In particular, the author examines the intriguing works of the influential theologian Clement of Alexandria for whom cultural assumptions about procreation and kinship played an important role in defining which Christians have the proper authority to teach and which kinds of knowledge are authentic
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Buell, Denise Kimber
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clement
  • Clement
  • Clemens
  • Apologetics
  • Human reproduction
  • Kinship
  • 11.51 early Christianity
  • RELIGION
  • Apologetics
  • Identiteit
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Making Christians : Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Origin Stories as Authorizing Discourse -- Historiography and the Quest for Origins -- Locating Clement -- Reading Practices and Metaphor Analysis -- The Symbolic Stakes of Procreation -- Format of the Study -- Chapter One: Tracing Procreation: The Origins of Origin Stories -- Clement's Appeal to a Variety of Procreative Etiologies: Three Examples -- What Is Not Found There -- Conclusion -- Chapter Two: The Social Force of Metaphors for Procreation
  • Like a Farmer Sowing Seeds -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three: Sowing Knowledge: Procreation and Pedagogy -- Teachers and Learners: Fathers and Sons -- Philosophical Precedents -- Learners as Sons Not Mothers -- The Absent Mother -- Engendering the Learner -- Conclusion -- Chapter Four: Defending Teaching Methods with Procreative Language -- Suspicion of Texts -- Planters and Waterers -- Conclusion -- Chapter Five: ""Few Are Like Their Fathers"": The Rhetoric of Genealogy and Intra-Christian Polemic -- Producing Children, Pronouncing Dogma -- Few Are Like Their Fathers: The Rhetoric of Sonship
  • False Fathers -- Loyalty to Other Superhuman Beings -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six: Allegiance to the ""True Father"": Kinship Metaphors as Border Discourse -- Marking Internal and External Boundaries -- Loyalty to Fathers According to the Flesh -- Allegiance on Trial -- Conclusion: A Note on Ethnicity and the Rhetoric of Kinship -- Chapter Seven: A Rhetoric of Christian Unity: Christians as Children of the Father of All -- Audience of and Occasion for the Paidagogos -- Children and Infants -- Conclusion -- Chapter Eight: Paideia and the Paidagogos -- Rhetorical Strategies of Paideia
  • Conclusion: The Implications of Paideia -- Chapter Nine: Perfect Children: Drinking the Logos-Milk of Christ -- Perfect Rebirth -- The First Interpretation: Milk as Food for the Perfect -- The Second Interpretation: Drinking vs. Suckling -- Transition (Paid 1.37.3) -- The Third Interpretation: Blood, Milk, and Soul -- Excursus: Is This Passage Referring to the Eucharist? -- Conclusion: Why 1 Corinthians 3:2? -- Chapter Ten: ""The Milk of the Father"": ""Only Those Who Suckle This Breast Are Truly Blessed -- Blood: The Essence of Milk, Food, and Flesh -- The Fourth Interpretation of 1 Cor 3:2
  • Etiologies of Lactation: Blood as the ousia of Milk -- A Mystical Interpretation of the Logos -- A ""More Common Interpretation"" of the Logos -- Digestion: The Transformation of Food into Blood -- The Equivalence of Liquid and Solid Foods -- The Multivalent Logos -- Etiologies of Procreation -- Conclusion: Divine Maternity? -- Conclusion: Reflections on the Future of Origin Stories -- Select Bibliography -- Index Of Ancient Passages Cited -- General Index
Control code
on1202479371
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17350j0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1202479371
Label
Making Christians : Clement of Alexandria and the Rhetoric of Legitimacy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-204) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page -- Half-title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Origin Stories as Authorizing Discourse -- Historiography and the Quest for Origins -- Locating Clement -- Reading Practices and Metaphor Analysis -- The Symbolic Stakes of Procreation -- Format of the Study -- Chapter One: Tracing Procreation: The Origins of Origin Stories -- Clement's Appeal to a Variety of Procreative Etiologies: Three Examples -- What Is Not Found There -- Conclusion -- Chapter Two: The Social Force of Metaphors for Procreation
  • Like a Farmer Sowing Seeds -- Conclusion -- Chapter Three: Sowing Knowledge: Procreation and Pedagogy -- Teachers and Learners: Fathers and Sons -- Philosophical Precedents -- Learners as Sons Not Mothers -- The Absent Mother -- Engendering the Learner -- Conclusion -- Chapter Four: Defending Teaching Methods with Procreative Language -- Suspicion of Texts -- Planters and Waterers -- Conclusion -- Chapter Five: ""Few Are Like Their Fathers"": The Rhetoric of Genealogy and Intra-Christian Polemic -- Producing Children, Pronouncing Dogma -- Few Are Like Their Fathers: The Rhetoric of Sonship
  • False Fathers -- Loyalty to Other Superhuman Beings -- Conclusion -- Chapter Six: Allegiance to the ""True Father"": Kinship Metaphors as Border Discourse -- Marking Internal and External Boundaries -- Loyalty to Fathers According to the Flesh -- Allegiance on Trial -- Conclusion: A Note on Ethnicity and the Rhetoric of Kinship -- Chapter Seven: A Rhetoric of Christian Unity: Christians as Children of the Father of All -- Audience of and Occasion for the Paidagogos -- Children and Infants -- Conclusion -- Chapter Eight: Paideia and the Paidagogos -- Rhetorical Strategies of Paideia
  • Conclusion: The Implications of Paideia -- Chapter Nine: Perfect Children: Drinking the Logos-Milk of Christ -- Perfect Rebirth -- The First Interpretation: Milk as Food for the Perfect -- The Second Interpretation: Drinking vs. Suckling -- Transition (Paid 1.37.3) -- The Third Interpretation: Blood, Milk, and Soul -- Excursus: Is This Passage Referring to the Eucharist? -- Conclusion: Why 1 Corinthians 3:2? -- Chapter Ten: ""The Milk of the Father"": ""Only Those Who Suckle This Breast Are Truly Blessed -- Blood: The Essence of Milk, Food, and Flesh -- The Fourth Interpretation of 1 Cor 3:2
  • Etiologies of Lactation: Blood as the ousia of Milk -- A Mystical Interpretation of the Logos -- A ""More Common Interpretation"" of the Logos -- Digestion: The Transformation of Food into Blood -- The Equivalence of Liquid and Solid Foods -- The Multivalent Logos -- Etiologies of Procreation -- Conclusion: Divine Maternity? -- Conclusion: Reflections on the Future of Origin Stories -- Select Bibliography -- Index Of Ancient Passages Cited -- General Index
Control code
on1202479371
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691221526
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv17350j0
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1202479371

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