We’ll make a man out of you yet : the masculinity of Peter in the book of Acts

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dc.contributor.author Stewart, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-10T08:38:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-10T08:38:25Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11-17
dc.description.abstract According to scholars of masculinity studies, manhood is won or lost through the performance of gender-based expectations. In any given culture, masculinities exist in hierarchal relationships. The author of the book of Acts shows Peter demonstrating elite masculine performances in the narrative of Acts. Through Peter’s self-control, and the lack of self-control on the part of those who oppose him, his persuasive, public speech and his ability to control others in the text, Peter exhibits a masculinity that contradicts early portraits of Peter found in 1 Corinthians and the gospels of Matthew, Mark and John. Peter is not overcome by other people in Acts, and he demonstrates a masculinity that is complicit with the types of masculinities prized by the Romans and often considered out of the reach of foreigners. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Stewart, E., 2016, ‘We’ll make a man out of you yet: The masculinity of Peter in the book of Acts’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72(4) a3433. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v72i4.3433. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v72i4.3433
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/61020
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Romans en_ZA
dc.subject Foreigners en_ZA
dc.subject Masculinity en_ZA
dc.subject Book of Acts en_ZA
dc.title We’ll make a man out of you yet : the masculinity of Peter in the book of Acts en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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