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The Contest for Time and Space in the Roman Imperial Cults and 1 Peter

The Contest for Time and Space in the Roman Imperial Cults and 1 Peter

Reconfiguring the Universe

by Wei Hsien Wan

Hardback Publication Date: 17/10/2019

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Wei Hsien Wan builds on the work of David Horrell and Travis Williams for his argument that the letter of 1 Peter engages in a subtle, calculated form of resistance to Rome, which has often gone undetected. Whilst previous discussion of the topic has remained largely focused on the letter's stance toward specific Roman institutions, such as the emperor, household structures, and the imperial cults, Wan takes the conversation beyond these confines and examines 1 Peter's critique of the Roman Empire in terms of its ideology or worldview.

Using the work of James Scott to conceptualise ideological resistance against domination, Wan considers how the imperial cults of Anatolia and 1 Peter offered distinct constructions of time and space - that is, how they envisioned reality differently. Insofar as these differences led to divergent ways of conceiving the social order, they acquired political power and generated potential for conflict. Wan thus argues that 1 Peter confronts Rome on a cosmic scale with its alternative construal of time and space, and examines the evidence that the Petrine author consciously, if cautiously, interrogated the imperial imagination at its most foundational levels, and set forth in its place a theocentric, Christological understanding of the world.

ISBN:
9780567684431
9780567684431
Category:
Biblical studies & exegesis
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
17-10-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
233.43x162.81x20.32mm
Weight:
0.48kg

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