New PDF release: Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism

By Drew W. Billings

ISBN-10: 1107187850

ISBN-13: 9781107187856

Acts of the Apostles is generally understood as a historic document of occasions of the early Church and serves because the organizing centerpiece of the recent testomony canon. during this booklet, Drew Billings demonstrates that Acts used to be written in conformity with broader representational developments and criteria stumbled on on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. Bringing an interdisciplinary method of a textual content of serious significance, he compares the equipment of illustration in Acts with visible and verbal representations that have been universal in the course of the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Billings argues that Acts adopts the rhetoric of Roman imperialism discovered on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. His examine bridges the fields of classics, artwork heritage, gender stories, Jewish experiences and New testomony reviews in exploring how Early Christian texts relate to wider styles within the cultural creation of the Roman Empire.

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