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Body and Character in Luke and Acts The Subversion of Physiognomy in Early Christianity Mikeal C. Parsons BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS © 2011 by Baylor University Press Waco,Texas 76798-7363 All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Baylor University Press. Previously published in 2006 by Baker Academic, a division of Baker Publishing Group, P.O. Box 6287, Grand Rapids, MI 49516-6287. ISBN 978-0-8010-2885-4. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Parsons, Mikeal Carl, 1957Body and character in Luke and Acts : the subversion of physiognomy in early Christianity / Mikeal C. Parsons. p. cm. “Originally published in 2006 by Baker Academica division of Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, MI.”--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 978-1-60258-380-1 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Bible. N.T. Luke--Criticism, interpretation, etc. 2. Bible. N.T. Acts- -Criticism, interpretation, etc. 3. Physiognomy--Biblical teaching. 4. Physiognomy--Religious aspects--History of doctrines. I.Title. BS2589.6.C43P37 2010 226.4’06--dc22 2010041686 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper. Dedicated to my father, John Quincy Parsons, in his eighty-third year and to his eight grandchildren: John Thomas Parsons, Audrey Diane Parsons, Lauren Mikeal Parsons,Thomas Drew Mabe, Michael Keith Mabe, Kelsey Marie Parsons, Mikeal Joseph Parsons, and Matthew Quincy Parsons Parsons_LukeActs_JDE_djm.indd 5 9/15/06 1:27:18 PM Parsons_LukeActs_JDE_djm.indd 6 9/15/06 1:27:18 PM ...


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