Apostle to the Conquered Reimagining Paul's Mission

ISBN-10: 0800697693
ISBN-13: 9780800697693
Edition: 2010
Authors: Davina C. Lopez
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Description: Apostle to the Conquered reveals the subversive heart of Paul's theology, reframing his "conversion" in terms of "consciousness," and his exhortations as a politics of the new creation.

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Apostle to the Conquered reveals the subversive heart of Paul's theology, reframing his "conversion" in terms of "consciousness," and his exhortations as a politics of the new creation.

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Nations in Nero's Nightmare
The Problem with the Nations
A Gender-Critical Approach to the Problem
A Non-Idealist Framework
Empire-Critical and Postcolonial Frameworks
Feminist and Queer Approaches
Summary and Outlook
Re-Imagining Paul and the Nations
Ideology, Imaginary, Imagination, Re-Imagination
Mapping Roman Imperial Ideology
Re-Mapping the Nations in Paul's Letters
The Fate of the Nations in Roman Imperial Representation
The Visual Representation of Roman Imperial Ideology
Visual Traditions and the Language of Roman Conquest
Personifications of Conquered Enemies in Hellenism
Representations of Captured Barbarians in the Roman Republic
Personifications of Peoples and Provinces in the Roman Republic
The Visual Representation of the Romans/Nations Hierarchy
A Judaea Capta Coin
The Cuirassed Statue of Augustus
Reliefs from the Sebasteion at Aphrodisias
The Portico of Nations at Aphrodisias
Cup 1 of the Boscoreale Treasure
What Has Judea to Do with Britannia?
Consistency in Visual Representation of the Romans/Nations Hierarchy
The Nations �United� in Deference to Rome
Conclusion
The Fate of the Nations and the Naturalization of Conquest
Predestination and the Historicity of Roman Conquest
Romulus (and Remus) as Founder(s) of Rome
The Conception of Romulus and Remus
Romulus Kills Remus and Builds �Creation�
Rape of the Sabine Women
Aeneas as Founder of the Roman Empire
Jupiter's Prediction in Aeneid, Book 1
Anchises's Underworld Prediction in Aeneid, Book 6
Aeneas's Prophetic Shield in Aeneid, Book 8
The Justification and Naturalization of Roman Conquest
Augustus as the Re-founder of Rome
The Nations in the Res Gestae
Res Gestae as Monumental Inscription Displaying the Nations
Res Gestae among Inscriptions of the Nations
Judeans and Other Barbarians
Romans and Barbarians/Nations
Celts/Gauls/Galatians as Exemplary Non-Roman Nations
Roman Military Violence as Sexual Conquest over the Nations
Jews among the Conquered Nations
Summary
The Ritualization and Eternalization of Roman Conquest
Description of the Roman Triumph
Triumph as a Display of the Nations
Conclusion
Re-Imagining Paul as Apostle to the Conquered
�Conversion,� �Call,� and �Consciousness� (Gal 1:13-17)
Traditional Perspective: Paul Converts from Judaism to Christianity
New Perspective: Paul Is Called, Not Converted
Empire-Critical Perspective: Paul Is Called, but to Politics
Gender-Critical Re-Imagination: Paul Is Called to Consciousness
The Politics of the New Creation
Paul Adopts the Subordinate Position among the Other Defeated Nations
The Defeated Paul among the Nations: �Become Like Me� (Gal 4:12)
The Defeated Paul as a Suffering Mother (Gal 4:19)
Bear One Another's Burdens: A Movement of Inter-national Solidarity
The Politics of the New Creation
The Uniform of International Solidarity (Gal 3:26-29)
Performing International Solidarity (Gal 5:9-6:2)
Summary
The Fate of the Nations in Pauline Imagination (Gal 4:21-5:1)
Abraham as the Father of the Nations
Paul as a Mother among the Defeated Nations
Two Covenants: With Caesar and with God
Conclusion
Dislocating Paul's Universalism
Representing Imperial Civilization as a �Yoke of Slavery�
(Dis)Locating Universalism
Toward Visually Literate New Testament Studies
Visualizing Significant Others
Abbreviations
Notes
Index

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