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Bibil Identifier bibil:213151
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Reading World Upside Down: A Response to Matthew Sleeman and John Barclay
Author Rowe, C. Kavin
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 33, Issue: 3)
Undefined link Pushing Back: Some Questions for Discussion
Undefined link The Vision of Acts: World Right Way Up
Undefined link World Upside Down
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 335-346 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This essay discusses the argument of C. Kavin Rowe, World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age by engaging with criticisms and comments by Matthew Sleeman and John Barclay. The response accepts several key points, including the locatedness of the early believing communities, the place of the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, and the importance of heaven for the early Christians. The response also clarifies and defends the view of Christianity’s cultural subversiveness and political engagement implied in Acts, as well as the claim that ‘tension’ is the right interpretive vocabulary needed to grasp the Christian political stance(s) in Acts.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10396141
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Acts of the Apostles
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