The Resource Divine honours for the Caesars : the first Christians' responses, Bruce W. Winter

Divine honours for the Caesars : the first Christians' responses, Bruce W. Winter

Label
Divine honours for the Caesars : the first Christians' responses
Title
Divine honours for the Caesars
Title remainder
the first Christians' responses
Statement of responsibility
Bruce W. Winter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Bruce Winter explores the varied responses of the first Christians to requirements to render divine honors to the Caesars as the conventional public expression of loyalty to Rome and its rulers. How did they cope with the culture of emperor worship when they were required to give their undivided loyalty to Jesus? First examining the significant primary evidence of emperor worship and the enormous societal pressure the first Christians would have faced to participate in it, Winter then looks at specific New Testament evidence in light of his findings. He examines individual cities and provinces and the different ways in which Christians responded to the pressure to fulfill their obligations as citizens and participate in the conventional expressions of loyalty to the Roman Empire
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
270.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BR170
LC item number
.W56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Divine honours for the Caesars : the first Christians' responses, Bruce W. Winter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and indexes
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  • RICHMOND
  • CHARLOTTE
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The all-pervasive and inescapable imperial cultic phenomena -- Festivities, holidays, new honours and Golden Ages -- Honours to, for and by the Caesars and reciprocal benefits -- Imperial endorsement of divine titles and 'declining' new temples -- Adopt, adapt, abstain : Jewish responses to divine honours -- The admission of new gods to Athens : Rome's and Paul's -- Promoting cultic honours in Achaea and exemption for Christians -- New imperial honours : some Corinthian Christians compromise -- Avoiding divine honours : some Galatian Christians' strategy -- Confrontation for Thessalonian Christians and the most divine Caesar -- Impending exile for Christians in Hebrews -- Conformity and commerce or capital punishment : new honours for Caesar
Control code
000398679
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 338 pages
Isbn
9780802872579
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015018067
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025389060
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u267192
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000398679
  • (OCoLC)909883424

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