The Arrogance of Nations
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About "The Arrogance of Nations"
Elliott offers a fresh and surprising reinterpretation of Paul's letter to the Romans in the context of Roman imperial ideology, bringing to the text the latest insights from classical studies, rhetorical criticism, postcolonial criticism, and people's history. By setting the letter alongside Roman texts (Cicero, Virgil, the Res Gestae of Augustus, Seneca, poets from the age of Nero, as well as later historians and satirists), Elliott provides a dramatic new reading of the letter as Paul's confrontation with the arrogance of empire-and an emerging Christianity already tempted by the seductive ideology of imperial power.
Meet the Author
Neil Elliott is Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary, New Brighton, Minnesota, and Chaplain at the University Episcopal Center, the University of Minnesota. Among his publications is Liberating Paul.