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[XTalk] Re: "Religio" or "superstitio"?

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  • Stephen C. Carlson
    ... It sounds to me that you re implying that Romans was actually addressed to Romans officials (as part of defense team strategy ). Surely you don t mean
    Message 1 of 21 , Sep 2, 1999
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      At 09:10 PM 9/1/99 -0700, Jon Peter wrote:
      >I'd say Jan's interpretation of gospels as attempted exculpatory tracts or
      >testimonials is
      >at least plausible. It is consistent with all evidence and events. Paul's
      >epistle to Rome is part of defense team strategy ("submit to authority" Rom
      >13); likewise Heb 13 and Peter (1Pet2.18ff). All of this "obey the masters"
      >verbiage was generated by men facing serious recurring legal problems and
      >scrutiny ever since the crucifixion. Surely that fact isn't coincidental
      >here.

      It sounds to me that you're implying that Romans was actually addressed
      to Romans officials (as "part of defense team strategy"). Surely you
      don't mean this?

      Stephen Carlson
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