People under Power
People under Power
Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire
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Table of Contents Part A: Religious Minorities and the Roman Rule George Brooke, University of Manchester The Kittim and Hybridity in the Dead Sea Scrolls Birgit van der Lans, University of Groningen The Politics of Exclusion: Expulsions of Jews and Others from the Roman Community Heidi Wendt, Brown University “Ea Superstitione”: Christian Martyrdom and the Regulation of Independent Religious Specialists Paul Middleton, University of Chester Noble Death or Death Cult? Pagan Criticism of Early Christian Martyrdom Nóra Dávid, University of Vienna, Institute for Jewish Studies emoria Iudati Patiri – New Directions in the Study of Jews in Roman Pannonia Part B: Anti-Imperialism in the New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings Justin Hardin, University of Oxford Anti-Imperial Polemic in Paul? Romans 13.1-7 as a Test Case Anders Klostergaard Petersen, University of Aarhus Politics in Paul: Scholarly Phantom or Actual Textual Phenomenon? Martin Meiser, University of Saarland The Gospel of Mark and Criticism toward the Roman Empire: A Look at the History of Interpretation (in German) Marco Frenschkowski, University of Leipzig Overturning Mythologies of Empire: Nero Redivivus in Revelation, the Sibylline Oracles and Other Sources Mark R.C. Grundeken, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven The Shepherd of Hermas and the Roman Empire

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"This work should be a welcome addition to the library of every scholar that works on early Christianity and first- and second-century Judaism."
- Christopher S. Crawford, Claremont School of Theology, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 45, No. 2, June 2019

Michael Labahn, Outi Lehtipuu

People under Power

Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire

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.
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Michael Labahn

Michael Labahn is teachings as extraordinary professor at Martin-Luther University Halle. He is co-editor with Lehtipuu of the volume People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire (AUP 2015).

Outi Lehtipuu

Outi Lehtipuu is an adjunct professor and Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki.