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Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism

Author: Drew W Billings
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Billings demonstrates that Acts was written in conformity with broader representational trends found on imperial monuments and in the epigraphic record of the early second century.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Drew W Billings
ISBN: 9781316994436 1316994430
OCLC Number: 1000054508
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Epigraph; Table of contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: Acts and Empire; Review of Scholarship on Acts and Empire; Dating Acts; Overview of Chapters; 1 Acts and Monumental Historiography; What Kind of History?; The Multimedia Context of Antiquity; The Column of Trajan and the Rhetoric of Monumental Historiography; Continuous Narrative Style; Verisimilitude; Encomiastic Rhetorical Style; Conclusion: The Book of Acts as an Apostolic Monument; 2 Imperial Virtues and Provincial Representations The Emperor in the Roman WorldTrajanic Indulgentia; Trajanic Discourses of Imperium; Trajanic Patterns of Provincial Representation; Monumentalizing Trajan as Patron of the People; Conclusion: Trajanic Standards of Representation; 3 Paul and the Politics of a Public Portraiture; Becoming Paul (Acts 8-13); Paul and the Patronage of Communities; Paul in Lystra (Acts 14); Paul in Ephesus (Acts 19); Paul in Malta (Acts 27); The Political Significance of Universalism in Acts; Representations of Provincials on the Column of Trajan; Conclusion: The Politics of a Public Portraiture 4 Acts and Anti-Jewish PropagandaNarrative Representations of Paul's Jewish Opponents; Acts 1-7, 12: Jerusalem; Acts 9: Damascus; Acts 13: Cyprus and Antioch; Acts 14: Iconium and Lystra; Acts 17: Thessalonica, Beroea, and Athens; Acts 18-19: Corinth and Ephesus; Acts 20-28: Final Voyage to Jerusalem; Anti-Jewish Misanthropy in Acts and Antiquity; Anti-Jewish Propaganda as Imperial Rhetoric; Anti-Jewish Rhetoric during the Reign of Trajan; Representations of Barbarians on the Column of Trajan; Conclusion: Acts and Jewish Customs; 5 Women, Gender, and Roman Imperial Masculinity Women and Gender in Luke-ActsActs and Greco-Roman Masculinity; The Column of Trajan and Roman Imperial Masculinity; Conclusion: Engendering Empire; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; Index
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Acts of the Apostles is normally understood as a historical report of events of the early Church and serves as the organizing centerpiece of the New Testament canon. In this book, Billings  Read more...

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