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Bibil Identifier bibil:241729
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Divine Honours for the Caesars
Title (English, ) The First Christians' Responses
Author Winter, Bruce W.
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 24929
Place 225.08
Publishing house William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Place Grand Rapids, Michigan/Cambridge, U.K.
ISBN 978-0-8028-7257-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
338 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Though the first century A.D. saw the striking rise and expansion of Christianity throughout the vast Roman Empire, ancient historians have shown that an even stronger imperial cult spread far more rapidly at the same time. How did the early Jesus-followers cope with the all-pervasive culture of emperor worship?
This authoritative study by Bruce Winter explores the varied responses of first-century Christians to imperial requirements to render divine honours to the Caesars. Winter first examines the significant primary evidence of emperor worship, particularly analysing numerous inscriptions in public places and temples that attributed divine titles to the emperors, and he then looks at specific New Testament evidence in light of his findings.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Religion : Cult of the Emperor
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Attitude Toward Jews/Judaism
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