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Book: The Complexity of Conversion

Chapter: Reading a Complex Identity in Conversion: Interpretations of the Ethiopian Eunuch

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.32025


In her article, Dr. Minna Heimola studies the story of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts from the point of view of intersectionality. The article examines how the Ethiopian’s identity is deliberately ambiguous, which has led to a broad variety of different readings of the character, some of them emphasizing his high status and other of his lowly foreign origin. This ambiguity opens the door for conversion.

Chapter Contributors

  • Minna Heimola ( - mheimola) 'University of Helsinki'