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People under Power

Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire

Michael Labahn Outi Lehtipuu George Brooke Birgit Lans Anders Petersen Martin Meiser Klaus Scholtissek Paul Middleton Marco Frenschkowski

272 pages
Amsterdam University Press
This volume presents a batch of incisive new essays on the relationship between Roman imperial power and ideology and Christian and Jewish life and thought within the empire. Employing diverse methodologies that include historical criticism, rhetorical criticism, postcolonial criticism, and social historical studies, the contributors offer fresh perspectives on a question that is crucial for our understanding not only of the late Roman Empire, but also of the growth and change of Christianity and Judaism in the imperial period.
Author Bio
Michael Labahn is teachings as extraordinary professor at Martin-Luther University Halle. He is co-editor with Lehtipuu of the volume People under Power: Early Jewish and Christian Responses to the Roman Empire (AUP 2015). Outi Lehtipuu is an adjunct professor and Academy Research Fellow at the University of Helsinki.