The accusation of 'world disturbers' (Acts 17:6) in socio-political context

  title={The accusation of 'world disturbers' (Acts 17:6) in socio-political context},
  author={Jeremy Punt},
  journal={Verbum Et Ecclesia},
  • J. Punt
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Verbum Et Ecclesia
Acts 17:1–9 presents a narrative of the consequences of Paul’s engagements in Thessalonica’s synagogue. Following Paul and Silas’ reported successful 3-week mission, some Jews hauled Paul and Silas’ host, Jason, and a number of Jesus followers before the authorities. The threefold accusation was that Paul and Silas turned the world upside down, acted against Caesar’s decrees and claimed another king, Jesus. This incident is investigated from the perspective of Acts’ presentation of competing… Expand
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