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Was Jesus a Manly Man? Measuring Masculinity in the Greco Roman World

On March 6 at 5:30 p.m., Colleen Conway will present a talk entitled "Was Jesus a Manly Man? Measuring Masculinity in the Greco Roman World." The talk will take place in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall at Le Moyne

In the Greco-Roman world, "being a man” was a goal to be achieved through careful attention to one’s behavior. Falling short of this ideal opened one to public scorn and ridicule. How did New Testament authors deal with the problem of Jesus’ “emasculating” crucifixion?

Conway is the author of Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity (Oxford University Press), Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and Johannine Characterization (Scholars Press), and co-author of Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts (Wiley Blackwell). She is professor of religious studies at Seton Hall University.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the religious studies department and co-sponsored by the gender and women's studies program.
posted on: 2/23/2014