New PDF release: Acts of the Apostles and the Rhetoric of Roman Imperialism

By Drew W. Billings

Acts of the Apostles is generally understood as a old document of occasions of the early Church and serves because the organizing centerpiece of the recent testomony canon. during this ebook, Drew Billings demonstrates that Acts used to be written in conformity with broader representational tendencies and criteria came across on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. Bringing an interdisciplinary method of a textual content of severe significance, he compares the equipment of illustration in Acts with visible and verbal representations that have been universal through the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Billings argues that Acts adopts the rhetoric of Roman imperialism discovered on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. His learn bridges the fields of classics, paintings historical past, gender reports, Jewish reports and New testomony reviews in exploring how Early Christian texts relate to wider styles within the cultural construction of the Roman Empire.

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By Drew W. Billings

Acts of the Apostles is generally understood as a old document of occasions of the early Church and serves because the organizing centerpiece of the recent testomony canon. during this ebook, Drew Billings demonstrates that Acts used to be written in conformity with broader representational tendencies and criteria came across on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. Bringing an interdisciplinary method of a textual content of severe significance, he compares the equipment of illustration in Acts with visible and verbal representations that have been universal through the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan. Billings argues that Acts adopts the rhetoric of Roman imperialism discovered on imperial monuments and within the epigraphic list of the early moment century. His learn bridges the fields of classics, paintings historical past, gender reports, Jewish reports and New testomony reviews in exploring how Early Christian texts relate to wider styles within the cultural construction of the Roman Empire.

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