Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society

Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society


Edited by Richard A. Horsley

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  • Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group - Trinity
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 20mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1563382172
  • ISBN 13: 9781563382178
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 439,368

Product description

This anthology brings together incisive and groundbreaking essays that support how Paul's gospel and mission were set over against the Roman Empire rather than Judaism.

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Author information

Richard A. Horlsey is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Galilee: History, Politics, People; Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis; and editor of Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society, all published by Trinity Press.

Review quote

."..encompassing both Christian sources and general Roman socio-political issues relevant to our understanding of earliest Christianity. It will be informative for pastors and general readers with a solid background in New Testament history." Carolyn Osiek, Catholic Theological Union, reviewing for Currents in Theology and Mission, February 1999--Sanford Lakoff "Currents In Theology and Mission "