Een jong meisje het zwijgen opgelegd? | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
2004
Volume 74, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0165-2346
  • E-ISSN: 2773-1847

Abstract

This article analyses the role of the fortune-telling slave-girl in Acts 16:16-18 from a childist perspective, in order to examine whether the slave-girl could be seen as a child and how her identity and age influence her role in the story. A narrative analysis of Acts 16:16-18 shows that through her identities as a girl, a child, and as diviner, the παιδίσκη inhabits a liminal space that gives her surprising agency for a slave-child and allows her to make readers critical of Luke’s narrative and the consequences of Paul’s actions for her.

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