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This anthology brings together incisive and groundbreaking essays on: 1) "The Gospel of Imperial Salvation," revealing how the imperial cult, by its dominance in urban public space, created a pervasive presence of imperial beneficence and salvation integrated into traditional Greek religion; (2) "Patronage and Power", disclosing the networks of patronage relations that held the empire together, so as to render occupying troops and imperial bureaucracy unnecessary in urbanized areas such as Corinth and Ephesus, key centers of Paul's mission, (3) "Paul's Articulation of an Alternative Gospel", discerning how Paul borrows much of the key language of the imperial religion in preaching his own gospel of a Lord who had been crucified by imperial rulers but vindicated by God as the true universal Lord, (4) "The Assemblies of an Alternative International Society," exploring ways in which the assemblies Paul founded in Asia Minor and Greece were to embody patterns alternative to the hierarchical human relations that dominated Roman imperial society.
Richard A. Horsley is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Galilee: History, Politics, People and Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee: Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis, both published by Trinity Press International.
|2||Who Is the True Prophet?||36|
|3||Rituals and Power||47|
|4||The Power of Images||72|
|5||Patronal Power Relations||96|
|6||Patronage in Roman Corinth||104|
|7||The Veil of Power||126|
|8||God Turned Upside Down||148|
|9||Imperial Ideology and Paul's Eschatology in 1 Thessalonians||158|
|10||The Anti-Imperial Message of the Cross||167|
|11||Romans 13:1-7 in the Context of Imperial Propaganda||184|
|12||The Imperial Cults of Thessalonica and Political Conflict in 1 Thessalonians||215|
|13||The Praxis of Coequal Discipleship||224|
|14||1 Corinthians: A Case Study of Paul's Assembly as an Alternative Society||242|