Subversive Meals Paperback

An Analysis of the Lord's Supper Under Roman Domination During the First Century

by R. Alan Streett;

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Subversive Meals

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Subversive Meals examines the Lord's Supper within the sociopolitical context of first-century Roman domination, and concludes that it was an anti-imperial praxis. Although the Christian communal meal looked much like a typical Roman banquet in structure, with a deipnon and a symposion, it was essentially different. The Roman meal supported the empire's ideology, honored Caesar and the gods, reinforced stratification among the masses, and upheld Rome's right to rule the world. The Christian meal, on the other hand, included hymns that extolled Jesus as Lord, prophecies that challenged Rome's ideological claims, and letters - read aloud - that promoted egalitarianism and instructed believers on how to live according to kingdom of God principles. Hence, the Christian banquet was an act of non-violent resistance, or what James C. Scott calls a "hidden transcript".

Subversive Meals by R. Alan Streett was published by James Clarke & Co Ltd in November 2016. The ISBN for Subversive Meals is 9780227176153.

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Details for Subversive Meals

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherJames Clarke & Co Ltd (November 2016)
Number of Pages340
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width153 mm
Product Code4450101
Page last updated 15th November 2017
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