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World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age

Rowe, C Kavin

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For almost 300 years, the dominant trend in New Testament interpretation has been to read the Acts of the Apostles as a document that argues for the political possibility of harmonious co-existence between 'Rome' and the early Christian movement. Kavin Rowe argues that the time is long overdue for a sophisticated, critically constructive reappraisal.

312 Pages
Published November 2010

About the Author

C. Kavin Rowe is an assistant professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. He is the author of Early Narrative Christology: The Lord in the Gospel of Luke and World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age. In 2009 he was one of twelve scholars worldwide to receive the John Templeton Prize for Theological Promise.

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