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People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire
Labahn, Michael and Outi Lehtipuu, editors

Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2015 pp. 272. Ä99,00

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Early Christianity in the Roman World


Description: This volume presents a batch of incisive new essays on the relationship between Roman imperial power and ideology and Christian and Jewish life and thought within the empire. Employing diverse methodologies that include historical criticism, rhetorical criticism, postcolonial criticism, and social historical studies, the contributors offer fresh perspectives on a question that is crucial for our understanding not only of the late Roman Empire, but also of the growth and change of Christianity and Judaism in the imperial period.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Postcolonial Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Warren Carter
Published 1/5/2017
Citation: Warren Carter, review of Michael Labahn and Outi Lehtipuu, eds., People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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