Paul's letter to the Romans and Roman imperialism : an ideological analysis of the Exordium (Romans 1:1-17) /
Ian E. Rock ; foreword by John W. D. Holder.
Eugene, Ore. : Pickwick Publications, 2012.
xvi, 375 p. ; 26 cm.
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Eugene, Ore. : Pickwick Publications, 2012.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-350) and indexes.
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This book seeks to demonstrate that the Letter to the Romans may be seen as an attempt by a subordinate group to redress actual and potential issues of confrontation with the Empire, and to offer hope, even in the crisis of facing death.Paul demonstrates that it is God's peace and not Rome's peace that is important; that loyalty to the exalted Jesus as Lord and to the kingdom of God--not Jupiter and Rome--leads to salvation; that grace flows from Jesus as Christ and Lord and not from the benefactions of the Emperor. If the resurrection of Jesus--the crucified criminal of the Roman Empire--demonstrates God's power over the universe and death, the very instrument of Roman control, then the Christ-believer is encouraged to face suffering and death in the hope of salvation through this power. Paul's theology emerges from and is inextricably bound to the politics of his day, the Scriptures of his people, and to the critical fact that the God who is one and Lord of all is still in charge of the world.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Ideology, Theology, and Rhetoricp. 15
The Historical Context and its Ideological Relevancep. 49
The Argument and Style of the Exordium and Propositio of Romans 1:1-17p. 104
The Ideological Implications of the Key Titles in the Epistolary Prescript (Rom 1:1-7): Jesus Christ and Son of Godp. 136
The Ideological Implications of the Key terms in the Epistolary Prescript (Rom 1:1-7): Peace and Gracep. 167
The Ideological Implications of Key Terms in the Propositio (Rom 1:16-17)p. 212
The Implications of the Epistolary Prescript for the Exegesis of Romans 1-5; 6-8p. 247
The Implications of the Epistolary Prescript for the Exegesis of Romans 9-11: Israel and Romep. 288
Conclusionp. 319
Appendix: Table Showing Some Parallels between Romans and Wisdom of Solomonp. 327
Bibliographyp. 329
Index of Ancient Documentsp. 351
Index of Authorsp. 371
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