World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

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by C. Kavin Rowe
     
 

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For almost 300 years, the dominant trend in New Testament interpretation has been to read the Acts of the Apostles as a document that argues for the political possibility of harmonious co-existence between 'Rome' and the early Christian movement. Kavin Rowe argues that the time is long overdue for a sophisticated, critically constructive reappraisal.

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For almost 300 years, the dominant trend in New Testament interpretation has been to read the Acts of the Apostles as a document that argues for the political possibility of harmonious co-existence between 'Rome' and the early Christian movement. Kavin Rowe argues that the time is long overdue for a sophisticated, critically constructive reappraisal.

"A brilliant piece of work by a young scholar of considerable promise."
—First Things

"This well-written, well-argued book is a must read for New Testament scholars."
— Review of Biblical Literature

"This sophisticated argument offers a comprehensive vision of Acts and deserves a wide readership."
— Religious Studies Review

"There is so much happening in these pages that a slow and careful read will provoke sustained thoughts on a variety of subjects of ecclesial interest ranging from Christianity and culture to issues of tolerance and political theology."
— Themelios

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ISBN-13:
9780199767618
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
750,710
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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