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An Introduction to Empire in the New Testament
Adam Winn, editor
RBS 84
Publication Date
June 2016


Explore how empire is a crucial foreground for reading and interpreting the New Testament

In the last three decades, significant attention has been given to the way in which New Testament texts engage and respond to the imperial world in which they were written. The purpose of the present volume is to introduce students and non-specialists to the growing subfield of New Testament studies known as empire studies. Contributors seek to make readers aware of the significant work that has already been produced, while also pointing them to new ways in which this field is moving forward. The contributors are Bruce W. Longenecker, Richard A. Horsley, Warren Carter, Adam Winn, Eric D. Barreto, Beth M. Sheppard, Neil Elliot, James R. Harrison, Harry O. Maier, Deborah Krause, Jason A.Whitlark, Matthew R. Hauge, Kelly D. Liebengood, and Davina C. Lopez.


Essays from a diverse group of interpreters who at times have differing presuppositions, methods, and concernsArticles introduce students and non-specialists to the Roman imperial realities regularly encountered by first and second century ChristiansContributions explore the strategies employed by early Christians to respond to the Roman empire

Adam Winn is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA). He serves as an affiliate faculty member for Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Purpose of Mark's Gospel: An Early Christian Response to Roman Imperial Propaganda (Mohr Siebeck) and Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative: Considering the Practice of Greco-Roman Imitation in the Search for Markan Source Material (Pickwick).

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