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Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity Mikeal C. Parsons

Body and Character in Luke and Acts: The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity

Mikeal C. Parsons

Published December 1st 2006
ISBN : 9780801028854
Paperback
191 pages
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In the ancient world, it was commonly believed that outward appearance provided clues to inner character. The science relating physical appearance to moral character is called physiognomy. This title shows how a number of episodes in Luke and ActsMoreIn the ancient world, it was commonly believed that outward appearance provided clues to inner character. The science relating physical appearance to moral character is called physiognomy. This title shows how a number of episodes in Luke and Acts draw upon physiognomy only to subvert it.