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Galatians and the Imperial Cult : a Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul's Letter.

Author: Hardin.
Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
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HauptbeschreibungJustin K. Hardin assesses the imperial cult as the background for understanding the social setting of Paul's letter to the Galatians. After providing a new reading of certain sections of the letter, he offers a fresh hypothesis for the situation of the Galatian churches. Thus, he contributes to the ongoing debate on the importance of the imperial cult for the social and religious setting of the New  Read more...
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Hardin,
Galatians and the Imperial Cult : A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul's Letter.
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hardin.
ISBN: 9783161515804 3161515803
OCLC Number: 782878902
Notes: Index of Ancient Sources.
Description: 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents: Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; List of Figures; Abbreviations; Chapter 1. Galatians in Its Social and Religious Context; Introduction; A. Recipient-Oriented Studies in Galatians; 1. Galatians in Its Anatolian Religious Context; 2. Galatians in Its Imperial Cultic Context; B. Aims of the Present Study; C. Method of the Present Study; D. Procedure; Part I The Imperial Cult in the Roman Empire and in Galatia; Chapter 2. Imperial Cult and Ideology in the Julio-Claudian Period; Introduction; A. The Rise and Proliferation of the Imperial Cult; 1. Augustus: Benefactor and Saviour. 2. Civic Space and Leisure3. Temporal Space: New Calendars and the Golden Age; 4. Augustus and His Successors; B. Reception of the Imperial Cult and Ideology; 1. The Imperial Cult and Pagan Religion; 2. Civic Patronage and Competition; 3. Civic Responsibilities and Obligations; Conclusions; Chapter 3. Imperial Cult and Ideology in Galatia; Introduction; A. The Creation of a Roman Province; 1. Creating Colonies and Cities; 2. Linking the Colonies the 'Augustan Way'; 3. Tranquillising the Taurus; B. Reception of Imperial Ideology; 1. Urbanising the Colonies: Pisidian Antioch as a Test Case. 2. (Re- )Founding Galatia: Claudius and His LegateC. Reception of the Imperial Cult; 1. The North: Ancyra and Pessinus; 2. The South: Pisidian Antioch; Conclusions; Part II Galatians and the Imperial Cult?; Chapter 4. Avoiding Persecution and the Imperial Cult (Gal 6.12-13)?; Introduction; A. The Motives of the Agitators in Gal 6.12-13; 1. Securing a 'Good Status' in the Flesh; 2. Securing a 'Good Status' and the Imperial Cult; B. The Agitators in Gal 6.12-13: Local Jewish Jesus-Believers?; C. Paul's Accusations in Gal 6.12-13: Are They Reliable? 1. Paul versus the Agitators in Gal 6.12-17 and in Galatians2. Persecution in Gal 6.12-17 and in Galatians; D. Avoiding Persecution and the Imperial Cult?; 1. Jewish Rights and the Imperial Cult; 2. Implications for the Imperial Cult Hypothesis; Conclusions; Chapter 5. 'Days, Months, Seasons, Years' and the Imperial Cult (Gal 4.10)?; Introduction; A. Gal 4.10 in Interpretation; 1. Gal 4.10 as Jewish Calendar Observances; 2. Gal 4.10 as a Reference to the Imperial Cult; B. Gal 4.8-10 and the Galatian Letter; 1. Gal 4.8-10 within the Argument of Gal 4.1-11. 2. Gal 4.8-10 and Its Wider Context in GalatiansC. Gal 4.8-10 and the Social Setting of Galatians; Conclusions; Chapter 6. Conclusions; Introduction; A. Galatians and the Imperial Cult?; B. Reflections on Galatians and Pauline Theology; 1. Who Were the Agitators?; 2. Is Suffering a Neglected Theme in Galatians?; 3. What Was Paul's Attitude to the Jewish Calendar?; 4. Galatians: The End of Heilsgeschichte?; 5. Paul's Cosmology and Imperial Ideology; 6. The Imperial Cult and the NT?; Bibliography; A. Primary Sources; B. Reference Works and Sourcebooks; C. Secondary Literature.

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HauptbeschreibungJustin K. Hardin assesses the imperial cult as the background for understanding the social setting of Paul's letter to the Galatians. After providing a new reading of certain sections of the letter, he offers a fresh hypothesis for the situation of the Galatian churches. Thus, he contributes to the ongoing debate on the importance of the imperial cult for the social and religious setting of the New Testament era. The argument is advanced in two parts. In Part One, 'The Imperial Cult and Ideology in the Roman World and in Galatia', the author undertakes a thematic sketch and ass.

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