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The empire strikes back: Rome and Luke-Acts

Monaghan, Christopher J. (2019) The empire strikes back: Rome and Luke-Acts. In: University of Divinity Research Day, 5 June 2019, Saint Anthasius College, Eporo Tower.

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Abstract

This paper examines the depiction of the Romans in Luke-Acts with a view to the discussion concerning whether this narrative is anti-imperial. The narrative is not clearly pro-Roman, but then again, it is not clearly anti-Roman either. The same needs to be said of the narrative’s depictions of Judaism, and the early Christians – they too are variegated.

Item Type: Conference Papers (Paper)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: anti- imperial, Roman Empire, depiction of Roman authorities
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Rev Christopher Monaghan
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 05:17
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 05:17
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3876

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