COUNTERVAILING 'MISSIONARY' FORCES: EMPIRE AND CHURCH IN ACTS

@inproceedings{Punt2013COUNTERVAILINGF,
  title={COUNTERVAILING 'MISSIONARY' FORCES: EMPIRE AND CHURCH IN ACTS},
  author={J. Punt},
  year={2013}
}
  • J. Punt
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
Scholarly consensus has long held that Acts was intended as some sort of Christian apology to the ruling authorities, serving to allay the fears of the imperial forces and their collaborators that the followers of Jesus posed no political threat. This scholarly edifice has been eroded somewhat, among others by the position that the source and direction of the apology were the reverse of the consensus position – a promotion of the imperial regime among followers of Jesus. Given these and other… Expand
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