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Bibil Identifier bibil:222663
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Empire and New Testament Texts
Title (English, ) Theorising the Imperial, in Subversion and Attraction
Author Punt, Jeremy
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 68, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 1-11 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Considering the overt or sublime connections biblical scholars increasingly indicate between biblical texts and empires, this contribution engages the need for the theorisation of empire beyond material depiction. It is suggested that empire is primarily of conceptual nature and a negotiated notion, a constantly constructed entity by both the powerful and the subjugated, to which the concomitant responses of subversion and attraction to empire attest. The discussion is primarily related to the first-century CE context, arguing also that postcolonial analysis provides a useful approach to deal with (at least, some of) the complexities of such research.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v68i1.1182
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Power (Political)
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