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|Title: The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire|
By: Neil Elliott
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Weight: 13 ounces
Series: Paul in Critical Contexts
Stock No: WW697686
Elliott offers a fresh and surprising reinterpretation of Paul's letter to the Romans in the context of Roman imperial ideology, bringing to the text the latest insights from classical studies, rhetorical criticism, postcolonial criticism, and people's history. By setting the letter alongside Roman texts (Cicero, Virgil, the Res Gestae of Augustus, Seneca, poets from the age of Nero, as well as later historians and satirists), Elliott provides a dramatic new reading of the letter as Paul's confrontation with the arrogance of empireand an emerging Christianity already tempted by the seductive ideology of imperial power.
Neil Elliott, an Episcopal priest, teaches biblical studies at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis. He is the author of Liberating Paul (Fortress ed. 2005, 978-0-8006-2379-1) and The Rhetoric of Romans (Fortress ed. 2006, 978-0-8006-6202-8).
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