Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10 in Context

Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10 in Context

Presuming that the heart of Paul’s gospel announcement was the news that God had raised Jesus from the dead (as indicated in 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10), Pillar explores the evidence in Paul’s letter and in aspects of the Roman imperial culture in Thessalonica in order to imagine what that proclamation would have evoked for its first hearers. He argues that the gospel of resurrection would have been heard as fundamentally anti-imperial: Jesus of Nazareth was executed… (more)

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Publisher: Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Collection: Emerging Scholars

Parent ISBN: 9781451465686

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English


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