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Transient Apostle$
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Timothy Luckritz Marquis

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780300187144

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300187144.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Transient Apostle

Timothy Luckritz Marquis

Yale University Press

This chapter introduces readers to the inclusion of the concept of travel in Paul the Apostle's writings and his form of life. The first section is about a declaration of a new age during 17 bc and Paul's letter to Christ-believing communities within the Roman Empire, which includes a prophecy about the emergence of divine heralds. It then goes on to consider travel and its pervasiveness as a theme for social change, the many definitions of travel, and even the common features Paul and the Emperor Augustus functioned within. Postcritical readings of Paul, social-historical and philosophical-theological approaches, and Paul's letters are also discussed.

Keywords:   travel, Paul the Apostle, Christ-believing communities, divine heralds, Roman Empire, Emperor Augustus, social-historical approach, philosophical-theological approach

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