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Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch - a book by Burke, Sean D.

Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch

Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts

Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch( )
Author: Burke, Sean D.
Series title:Emerging Scholars Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4514-6565-5
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Imprint:Fortress Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $49.00
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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, he shows that...
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