Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity

Peter, Paul, and Recategorization in the Book of Acts

By Coleman A. Baker

Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity

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Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity

Peter, Paul, and Recategorization in the Book of Acts

By Coleman A. Baker

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About-

Social identity, social memory, and narrative theory intersect in this study of the characterization of Peter and Paul in the book of Acts. Baker argues that the authorial audience's memories of Peter and Paul are reinterpreted as their characters are encountered in the narrative, and as a result, the audience is to understand themselves as united by a superordinate ingroup identity that transcends cultural boundaries. As prototypes of this common identity, the characters of Peter and Paul demonstrate the open, inclusive identity the audience is expected to embrace.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Coleman Baker employs a sophisticated and insight-producing method to examine the function of the characters Peter and Paul in Acts as prototypes of a reconciled identity for a divided and conflicted movement. Baker's study is a significant contribution toward understanding the social and literary components of identity formation in the early Christian movement."
-Warren Carter
Professor of New Testament
Brite Divinity School

Contributors-

Coleman A. Baker

Bio(s)-

Coleman Baker is the Program Manager of Brite Divinity School's Soul Repair Center and teaches Biblical Studies at Texas Christian University. A native Texan, Dr. Baker is a biblical scholar whose interest includes religious identity, particularly the role of biblical texts and social memory in social identity formation. He is the author of Identity, Memory, and Narrative in Early Christianity: Peter, Paul, and Recategorization in the Book of Acts, "Social Identity Theory and Biblical Interpretation" (Biblical Theology Bulletin) and "Early Christian Identity Formation: From Ethnicity and Theology to Socio-Narrative Criticism" (Currents in Biblical Research) as well as other articles and chapters on social identity theory and the Bible. He is also the co-editor (with J. Brian Tucker) of The T&T Clark Handbook to Social Identity in the New Testament.

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