New Testament writers' views toward Roman authority
- Does anyone have any suggestions for online resources that discuss New
Testament writers' views toward Roman authority?
The Gospel of Rome vs. The Gospel of Jesus Christ
An article by Marianne P. Bonz of Harvard university on the early
Christian response to the theological challenge posed by "the gospel of
Rome" promulgated in the Imperial Cult.. From the companion Web Site to
the PBS Frontline Series From Jesus to Christ.
Paul's Gospel and Caesar's Empire
A discussion by N.T. Wright, the Bishop of Durham, that deals with the
questions "If Paul's answer to Caesar is the empire of Jesus, what is an
empire under the rule of this new lord?" and "How does Paul's gospel
line up with Caesar's empire?". From The Center of Theological Inquiry
Paul and Caesar: A New Reading of Romans
An article by N.T. Wright, originally published in A Royal Priesthood:
The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically, ed. C. Bartholemew
(Paternoster, 2002), that argues that within Paul's Epistle to the
Romans stands a conscious and "direct challenge to the present ruler of
the nations, Caesar himself".
But I need more, especially on the attitudes taken in writings like 1
Peter and the Pastorals or by the Gospel authors.
With thanks in advance.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.