[XTalk] Re: "Religio" or "superstitio"?
- At 09:10 PM 9/1/99 -0700, Jon Peter wrote:
>I'd say Jan's interpretation of gospels as attempted exculpatory tracts orIt sounds to me that you're implying that Romans was actually addressed
>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
to Romans officials (as "part of defense team strategy"). Surely you
don't mean this?
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