Temple and Empire
The Context of the Temple Piety of Luke-Acts
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of Pages: 234
Width: 16.1 cm
Height: 23 cm
This book explores the theme of temple piety in Luke-Acts and 1 Clement in historical context. Mina Monier argues that situating both works in Trajanic Rome, in the late first century, and reading them through the lens of Roman imperial ideology explains their peculiarly positive presentation of the Temple as a form of reverence toward ancient worship and ancestral customs that would not offend, but would appeal to traditional Roman sensibilities.