By Seyoon Kim

The slogan “Paul and the Empire” is way trendy in New testomony scholarship at the present time. yet did Paul actually formulate his gospel in antithesis to the Roman imperial cult and beliefs and search to subvert the Empire? In Christ and Caesar Seyoon Kim first examines 5 epistles of Paul exegetically and indicates how the dominant anti-imperial interpretation is basically tough to sustain.

Next he examines the Lukan writings (Luke-Acts) to determine how Luke talks concerning the encounters of Paul and different gospel preachers with Roman imperialism. Kim explores why it really is that Luke makes no attempt to provide Christ's redemption as materialized when it comes to political liberation. ultimately, Kim compares the exaltation Christologies of Luke, Revelation, Paul, and Hebrews and inquires concerning the hermeneutical threat of constructing a political Christology in our present-day context.

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