Reading Bodies: Physiognomy As a Strategy of Persuasion in Early Christian Discourse

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Overview of Ancient Physiognomy and the State of the Question -- Review of Literature -- Some Preliminary Caveats -- What the Following Aims to Contribute to Early Christian Scholarship -- Chapter 2...

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Main Author: Callon, Callie
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2019
Reviews:[Rezension von: Callon, Callie, Reading bodies] (2021) (Brobst-Renaud, Amanda)
Series/Journal:The Library of New Testament Studies
Further subjects:B Physiognomy
B Electronic books
Online Access: Volltext (lizenzpflichtig)
Parallel Edition:Print version: Callon, Callie: Reading Bodies : Physiognomy As a Strategy of Persuasion in Early Christian Discourse. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,c2019. - 9780567684387
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Summary:Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Overview of Ancient Physiognomy and the State of the Question -- Review of Literature -- Some Preliminary Caveats -- What the Following Aims to Contribute to Early Christian Scholarship -- Chapter 2 The Physiognomy of a Heretic: Physiognomic Polemic as a Component of Persuasion in Demarcating "Insiders" and "Outsid -- A Brief Overview of Recent Work on Heresiology -- Simon Magus -- The Followers of Valentinius -- Arius -- Pelagius -- Jovinianus -- The Apostate Members of Ambrose's Clerical Community -- Julian (the So-Called Apostate) -- Conclusions -- Chapter 3 The Physiognomy of the (Ideal) Early Christian -- Physiognomic Exhortations for the Male Early Christian Layperson -- Grooming Practices Regarding Hair -- Gait -- Voice -- Bodily Deportment: Self-Control and Physical Traits -- Control of Displays of Emotion: Laughter -- The Physiognomy of the Male Ascetic or Clergy Member -- The Relatively Neglected Body as Positive Physiognomic Trait -- Gait -- Voice -- Control of the Expression Emotions: Grief and Laughter -- Physiognomic Exhortations for Female Ascetics -- The Thin, Unkempt Body and Paleness as a Positive Physiognomic Trait -- Gait -- Voice -- Countenance: Blushes and Gaze -- Conclusions -- Chapter 4 The Physiognomy of a Martyr -- Forms of Persuasion in the Martyrdom Narratives -- Martyrdom as an Agonistic Contest on the Landscape of the Body -- Physiognomy in the Martyrdom of Polycarp -- Gender Ambiguity and a Physiognomic Reading of Perpetua -- Physiognomy in the Martyrs of Lyons -- Physiognomy in the Martyrdom of Pionius -- The Contest in Prudentius -- Eusebius and the Martyrs of Palestine -- Conclusions -- Chapter 5 "He Had Neither Form Nor Beauty": The Physiognomic Curiosity of the Negative Descriptions of the Physical Appearanc
The Physiognomy of the Divine (and Those Who Were Perceived to Be in Close Proximity to It) in the Ancient Mediterranean -- Philo and Josephus on the Physiognomy of Moses -- Early Christian Authors on the Lackluster Physical Appearance of Jesus -- Ugly Jesus versus Beautiful Antinous? -- Conclusions -- Conclusions -- Bibliography -- Author Index -- Subject Index
ISBN:0567684393