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Transient Apostle
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Transient Apostle

Timothy Luckritz Marquis

Abstract

In a significant reevaluation of Paul's place in the early Christian story, this book explores the theme of travel in the apostle's correspondence. It casts Paul's rhetorical strategies against the background of Augustus's age, when Rome's wealth depended on conquests abroad, the international commerce they facilitated, and the incursion of foreign customs and peoples they brought about. In so doing, the book provides an explanation for how Paul created, maintained, and expanded his local communities in the larger, international Jesus movement and shows how Paul was a product of the material f ... More

Keywords: rhetorical strategies, Augustus, Rome, conquests, international commerce, foreign customs, local communities, international Jesus movement, Paul, material forces

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300187144
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300187144.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Luckritz Marquis, author