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Bibil Identifier bibil:202525
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Kaisertum und Kaiserkult: Ein Vergleich zwischen Philos Legatio ad Gaium und der Offenbarung des Johannes
Author Gradl, Hans-Georg
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language German
Pages 116-138 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In face of the religious and cultic claims of the Roman emperors, Philo (Legatio ad Gaium) and Revelation develop contrasting perspectives in positioning their respective religious communities within the cultural majority of their day. The Alexandrian Jew Philo opts for critical integration and social cohabitation—a solution that is conventionally ascribed to early Christianity. John pleads strongly for the self-isolation of the Christian minority groups in the Province of Asia—a solution conventionally ascribed to Jewish self-definition in the Tannaitic period. The article illustrates this remarkable exchange of religious and social self-conceptualisations in both authors. Social rather than religious boundaries determine the framework in which the Roman Empire and its ruler are conceptualised, literary reactions are developed, and strategic alternatives are formed.
DOI doi:10.1017/S0028688509990208
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Revelation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Nations
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Nations
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : State
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