"Heilig here enters a significant debate about proposed ‘counter-imperial’ echoes in the letters of Paul with a degree of nuance and methodological sophistication that takes the conversation to a wholly new level. His careful consideration of literary, historical, and political factors in Paul’s letter-writing does not fully support either of the current polarized options, and will thus lead scholarship forward. Anyone arguing for or against the notion that the New Testament contains ‘coded’ criticism of Rome will need to engage carefully with this thorough and thought-provoking book."
The Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul
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