John and Empire Paperback

Initial Explorations

by Warren Carter;

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John and Empire

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In this significant and innovative contribution, Warren Carter explores "John's Gospel" as a work of imperial negotiation in the context of Ephesus, capital of the Roman province of Asia. Carter employs multiple methods, rejects sectarian scenarios, and builds on other Christian writings and recent studies of diaspora synagogues that combined participationist lifestyles with observance of distinctive practices to argue that imperial negotiation was a contested issue for late first-century Jesus-believers. While a number of Jesus-believers probably lived societally-accommodated lives, John's Gospel employs a "rhetoric of distance" to urge much less accommodation and to create an alternative "anti-society" for followers of Jesus crucified by the empire but vindicated by God.In addition to establishing this tense historical setting, chapters identify various arenas and strategies of imperial negotiation in wide-ranging discussions of the gospel's genre, plot, Christological titles, developing traditions, eternal life, the image of God as father, ecclesiology, Jesus' conflict with Pilate, and resurrection and ascension.Carter has explored interactions between the emerging Christian movement and the Roman Empire in various articles and book-length studies such as "Matthew and the Margins" (Orbis), "Matthew and Empire" (Trinity Press International/Continuum), "Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor" (Liturgical), and "The Roman Empire and the New Testament" (Abingdon).

John and Empire by Warren Carter was published by Nuum Academic Publishing in July 2008 and is our 61187th best seller. The ISBN for John and Empire is 9780567028402.

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Details for John and Empire

Page last updated 7th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherNuum Academic Publishing (July 2008)
Number of Pages240
Thickness32 mm
Height228 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code1117253
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