Studies of Religion and Politics in the Early Christian Centuries
Luckensmeyer, David and Pauline Allen, editors
Strathfield: St Pauls, 2010 pp. 322. $39.95
Early Christian Studies, 13
Description: In this book scholars from Australia, Japan, Korea, Germany, Ireland, and USA focus on aspects of religion and politics in the early Christian centuries.
Contributions engage a host of issues pertaining to Jesus studies, early Christianity and Roman authorities, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, the role of early Christian bishops and their politico-religious strategies, the interplay between Christian and Classical or Jewish models of poligies, religious policies of emporers, the degree of religious pluralism, and the abuse of power. Perhaps most relevant of all for our contemporary situation is the attention the authors pay to civil disobedience, violence, and the ideology of martyrdom
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins
Review by Aaron Ricker
Citation: Aaron Ricker, review of David Luckensmeyer and Pauline Allen, eds., Studies of Religion and Politics in the Early Christian Centuries, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).
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