Phoebe : Patron and Emissary

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-15
  • Publisher: Liturgical Pr
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This volume provides a surprisingly full and rich account of Phoebe of Kenchreai. We visit Phoebes hometown, wander the city streets with her, meet her associates, and gain insight into the social roles that Paul ascribes to her (sister, deacon, and patron). Phoebe is important reading for anyone interested in the contribution of women to emerging Christianity and for contemporary deacons who seek to understand the biblical roots of their ministry.

Author Biography

Joan C. Campbell, CSM, PhD, is a member of the Congregation of Saint Martha of Prince Edward Island, Canada, and assistant professor of New Testament Studies at Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A major teaching and research interest of hers is the cultural world of first-century Mediterranean Jesus groups and how knowledge of that cultural world can illumine biblical texts that deal with women such as Phoebe. She is the author of Kinship Relations in the Gospel of John.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Who Is Phoebe?p. 1
Phoebe, Our Sisterp. 19
Phoebe of Kenchreaip. 33
Phoebe, a Deaconp. 47
Phoebe, a Patronp. 78
Conclusionp. 93
Notesp. 97
Bibliographyp. 107
Scripture and Ancient Authors Indexp. 115
Index of Persons and Subjectsp. 120
Southeastern Roman Empire in First Centuryp. 35
Map of the Corinthiap. 37
Harbor at Kenchreaip. 43
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