World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Paperback | November 30, 2010

byC. Kavin Rowe

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For almost 300 years, the dominant trend in New Testament interpretation has been to read the Acts of the Apostles as a document that argues for the political possibility of harmonious co-existence between 'Rome' and the early Christian movement. Kavin Rowe argues that the time is long overduefor a sophisticated, critically constructive reappraisal.

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For almost 300 years, the dominant trend in New Testament interpretation has been to read the Acts of the Apostles as a document that argues for the political possibility of harmonious co-existence between 'Rome' and the early Christian movement. Kavin Rowe argues that the time is long overduefor a sophisticated, critically constructiv...

C. Kavin Rowe is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Acknowledgements1. Reading Acts2. Collision: Explicating Divine Identity3. Dikaios: Rejecting Statecraft4. The Apocalypse of Acts and the Life of TruthIndex of Scripture CitationsIndex of Ancient AuthorsIndex of Modern AuthorsBibliography

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"There is so much happening in these pages that a slow and careful read will provoke sustained thoughts on a variety of subjects of ecclesial interest ranging from Christianity and culture to issues of tolerance and political theology." --Themelios