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Paul and the Roman Imperial Order

Paperback|Jan 2004
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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...


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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.
-Publisher

Together the nine articles in this volume address many of the key issues that emerge in Paul's mission and letters. Heen, Elliott, and Knust all bring new insights to different facets of the imperial ideology and provide incisive critical discussion of how particular passages in Paul's letters articulate a position opposed to that ideology. The other articles focus on particular aspects of Roman imperial practices that were highly problematic for Paul's mission, his concerns to catalyze an alternative to imperial society, and the viability of his communities: the pyramids of patronage that constituted the hierarchical political-economic order, the institutionalized slavery that formed the basis of the imperial economy and the productivity of households as the fundamental social form, the imperial abuse of the land, and the surveillance and repression of Paul and his assemblies by local officials who maintained the imperial order city by city. The articles also 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) 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.
-Publisher

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Richard A Horsley

Richard A. Horsley, is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of numerous books, including The Message and the Kingdom: How Jesus and Paul Ignited a Revolution and Transformed the Ancient World; Jesus and the Spiral of Violence; Jesus and the Empire; Galilee: History, Politics, People; Archaeology, History; Wisdom and Spiritual Transcendence at Corinth and 1 Corinthians (Abingdon New Testament Commentary).
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