Early Christians Adapting to the Roman Empire. Mutual Recognition

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Title: Early Christians Adapting to the Roman Empire. Mutual Recognition
Author: Huttunen, Niko
Publisher: Brill
Date: 2020
ISBN: 978-90-04-42824-9
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/316986
Abstract: In Early Christians Adapting to the Roman Empire: Mutual Recognition Niko Huttunen challenges the interpretation of early Christian texts as anti-imperial documents. He presents examples of the positive relationship between early Christians and the Roman society. With the concept of “recognition” Huttunen describes a situation in which the parties can come to terms with each other without full agreement. Huttunen provides examples of non-Christian philosophers recognizing early Christians. He claims that recognition was a response to Christians who presented themselves as philosophers. Huttunen reads Romans 13 as a part of the ancient tradition of the law of the stronger. His pioneering study on early Christian soldiers uncovers the practical dimension of recognizing the empire.
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Subject: New Testament
Subject (ysa): Early Christianity
ancient philosophy
Bible interpretation
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