The Resource Reading bodies : physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse, Callie Callon

Reading bodies : physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse, Callie Callon

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Reading bodies : physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse
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Reading bodies
Title remainder
physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse
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Callie Callon
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Language
eng
Summary
Callie Callon investigates how some early Christian authors utilized physiognomic thought as rhetorical strategy, particularly with respect to persuasion. Callon shows how this encompassed denigrating theological opponents and forging group boundardies (invective against heretics or defence of Christians), self-representation to demonstrate the moral superiority of early Christians to Greco-Roman outsiders, and the cultivationof collective self-identity. -- The work begins with an overview of how physiognomy was used in broader antiquity as a component of persuasion. Callon then examins how physiognomic thought was employed by early Christians and how physiognomic tropes were employed to "prove" their orthodoxy and moral superiority. Building on the conclusions of the earlier chapters, Callon then focuses on the representation of the physiognomies of early Christian martyrs, before addressing the problem of the acceptance or even promotion of the idea of a physically lacklustre Jesus by the same authors who otherwise utilize traditional physiognomic thought
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YDX
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Callon, Callie
Dewey number
230.019
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BS2545.P9
  • BF859
LC item number
  • C35 2019
  • .C35 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Library of New Testament studies ;
  • T & T Clark library of biblical studies
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  • Physiognomy
  • Physiognomy
  • Church history
  • Christianity and culture
  • Evangelistic work
  • Christianity and culture
  • Church history
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Reading bodies : physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse, Callie Callon
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Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toronto (Canada), 2015 under title: Physiognomy as a strategy of persuastion in early Christian discourse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overview of ancient physiognomy and the state of the question -- The physiognomy of a heretic: physiognomic polemic as a component of persuasion in demarcating "insiders" and "outsiders" -- The physiognomy of the (ideal) early Christian -- The physiognomy of a martyr -- "He had neither form nor beauty": the physiognomic curiosity of the negative descriptions of the physical appearance of Jesus -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780567684387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033828032
  • (YBP)ybp15334096
Label
Reading bodies : physiognomy as a strategy of persuasion in early Christian discourse, Callie Callon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toronto (Canada), 2015 under title: Physiognomy as a strategy of persuastion in early Christian discourse
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-168) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overview of ancient physiognomy and the state of the question -- The physiognomy of a heretic: physiognomic polemic as a component of persuasion in demarcating "insiders" and "outsiders" -- The physiognomy of the (ideal) early Christian -- The physiognomy of a martyr -- "He had neither form nor beauty": the physiognomic curiosity of the negative descriptions of the physical appearance of Jesus -- Conclusions
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
173 pages
Isbn
9780567684387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033828032
  • (YBP)ybp15334096

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