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The Resource Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism, Drew W. Billings

Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism, Drew W. Billings

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Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism
Title
Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism
Statement of responsibility
Drew W. Billings
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Acts of the Apostles is normally understood as a historical report of events of the early church and serves as the organizing centerpiece of the New Testament canon. In this book, Drew W. Billings demonstrates that Acts was written in conformity with broader representational trends and standards found on imperial monuments and in the epigraphic record of the early second century. Bringing an interdisciplinary approach to a text of critical importance, he compares the methods of representation in Acts with visual and verbal representations that were common during the reign of the Roman emperor Trajan (98-117 CE). Billings argues that Acts adopts the rhetoric of Roman imperialism as articulated in the images and texts from the period. His study bridges the fields of classics, art history, gender studies, Jewish studies, and New Testament studies in exploring how early Christian texts relate to wider patterns in the cultural production of the Roman Empire
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UkCbUP
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Billings, Drew W
Dewey number
226.6/067
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2625.52
LC item number
.B55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Church history
  • Imperialism
  • Rome
  • Rome
Label
Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism, Drew W. Billings
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316946251
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107187856
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Acts of the Apostles and the rhetoric of Roman imperialism, Drew W. Billings
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Aug 2017)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781316946251
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 213 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107187856
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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