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Paul and the Roman Imperial Order : New Testament Guides - Horsley Richard

Paul and the Roman Imperial Order

New Testament Guides

Paperback Published: 1st January 2004
ISBN: 9781563384219

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The five articles and Simon Price's response at the core of this book were originally papers delivered in a session of the Paul and Politics Group at the 2000 SBL Annual Meeting. There are a number of special features that make this a special combination of articles on Paul in what is turning out to be a highly suggestive new perspective and context, the ancient Roman imperial order. First, these articles are all informed by and respond in some way to the ground-breaking work of Simon Price on the Roman imperial cult in Greek cities, some of the very cities in which Paul carried out his mission. Invited as a special guest of the SBL for the 2000 Annual Meeting, Price was the respondent to these papers and interaction with him has aided the authors in their revisions. The articles bring a rich variety of fresh perspectives to issues of the relation of Paul and the Roman imperial order, including postcolonial theory, political-anthropological theory (James C. Scott), postcolonial theory, and feminist theory, along with the new perspective on the imperial cult represented by Price. This collection of articles thus stands at the cutting edge of new scholarship on Paul's mission and letters in his political and cultural context. Contributors for this book include Robert Jewett, Abraham Smith, Neil Elliott, Rollin A. Ramsaran, Efrain Agosto, Erik Heen, Jennifer Wright Knust, and Simon R.F. Price. Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the author of Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, Israel, Imperium, Interpretation and Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society.

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Abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The corruption and redemption of creation : reading rom 8:18-23 within the imperial contextp. 25
"Unmasking the powers" : toward a postcolonial analysis of 1 Thessaloniansp. 47
The apostle Paul's self-presentation as anti-imperial performancep. 67
Resisting imperial domination and influence : Paul's apocalyptic rhetoric in 1 Corinthiansp. 89
Patronage and commendation, imperial and anti-imperialp. 103
Phil 2:6-11 and resistance to local timocratic rule : Isa Theo and the cult of the emperor in the eastp. 125
Paul and the politics of virtue and vicep. 155
Responsep. 175
Contributorsp. 185
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9781563384219
ISBN-10: 1563384213
Series: New Testament Guides
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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