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The Gendered PalimpsestWomen, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity$
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Kim Haines-Eitzen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171297

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171297.001.0001

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Sinners and Saints, Silent and Submissive?

Sinners and Saints, Silent and Submissive?

The Textual/Sexual Transformation of Female Characters in the New Testament and Beyond

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The Gendered Palimpsest

Kim Haines-Eitzen

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on how the stories of Eve, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and other more minor New Testament female characters came to be rewritten in the process of copying. Storytelling is an important feature of early Christianity and stories about women became vehicles for transmitting nascent Christian ideology and ethics; likewise, the textual modification of these stories suggests that debates about women and their roles in the early churches made their way into the very processes of textual reproduction.

Keywords:   early Christianity, Eve, Mary and Martha, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of Jesus, storytelling, textual transmission

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