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Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire
Marquis, Timothy Luckritz

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013 pp. xvi+196. $49.50


Description: In a significant reevaluation of Paulís place in the early Christian story, Timothy Luckritz Marquis explores the theme of travel in the apostleís correspondence. He casts Paulís rhetorical strategies against the background of Augustusís age, when Romeís wealth depended on conquests abroad, the international commerce they facilitated, and the incursion of foreign customs and peoples they brought about. In so doing, Luckritz Marquis provides an explanation for how Paul created, maintained, and expanded his local communities in the larger, international Jesus movement and shows how Paul was a product of the material forces of his day.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature

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Review by Brian C. Small
Published 8/9/2015
Citation: Brian C. Small, review of Timothy Luckritz Marquis, Transient Apostle: Paul, Travel, and the Rhetoric of Empire, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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