Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts

Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts

Were eunuchs more usually castrated guardians of the harem, as florid Orientalist portraits imagine them, or were they trusted court officials who may never have been castrated? Was the Ethiopian eunuch a Jew or a Gentile, a slave or a free man? Why does Luke call him a “man” while contemporaries referred to eunuchs as “unmanned” beings? As Sean D. Burke treats questions that have received dramatically different answers over the centuries of Christian interpretation,… (more)

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Publisher: Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Collection: Emerging Scholars

Parent ISBN: 9781451465655

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English


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