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Author Heilig, Christoph, 1990- author.

Title Hidden criticism? : the methodology and plausibility of the search for a counter-imperial subtext in Paul / Christoph Heilig.

Publication Info. Tübingen, Germany : Mohr Siebeck, [2015]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 199 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe ; 392
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe ; 392.
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Contents Cover; Preface; Table of Contents; Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Analogy; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Point of Departure; 1.2 Goodenough's Proposal: Veiled Criticism of the Roman Empire in Somn. 2; 1.3 Philo's Political Theory; 2. Analysis of Somn. 2; 2.1 Preliminary Remarks on Procedure; 2.2 Somn. 2 and the Allegory of the Soul; 2.3 Political Allegory in Somn. 2?; 3. Conclusions; 3.1 Summary; 3.2 Outlook; Chapter 2: Approach; 1. Counter-Imperial "Echoes" in the Subtext; 2. Evaluating Hypotheses; 2.1 On the Nature of Criteria; 2.2 The Structure of Historical Inferences; 2.3 Bayes's Theorem.
2.4 Explanatory Potential and Background Plausibility of a Hypothesis2.5 Background Knowledge; 2.6 Comparing Hypotheses ; 2.7 Conclusions; 3. "Echoes" of the Empire; 3.1 Hays's Criteria for Identifying Scriptural "Echoes"; 3.2 Application to Imperial Ideology; 3.3 Methodological Evaluation; 4. Excursus: Inference to the Best Explanation; Chapter 3: Discourse Context; 1. Introduction; 2. James C. Scott's Categories; 2.1 The Public Transcript; 2.2 The Hidden Transcript; 2.3 The Hidden Transcript and the Public Sphere; 3. Application to the Pauline Letter.
3.1 The Pauline Letters as Hidden Transcript in Veiled Form?3.2 Pauline Letters as Hidden Transcript in Pure Form?; 3.3 Conclusions; Chapter 4: Roman Context; 1. The Public Transcript; 1.1 Criticism within the Framework of the Public Transcript?; 1.2 Different Objects of Criticism; 1.3 Conclusions: Modification of the Object of Criticism; 2. Roman Ideology in the Environment of Paul; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Imperial Cults as an Expression of Imperial Ideology; 2.3 Other Expressions of Imperial Ideology; 2.4 Conclusions ; Chapter 5: Pauline Context; 1. Counter-Imperial Attitude?
1.1 Introduction1.2 N.T. Wright: The Empire as Oppressor of God's People; 1.3 John M.G. Barclay: The Empire as a Consciously Ignored Peripheral Phenomenon; 1.4 Evaluation: What is the Real Plight?; 2. From Attitude to Expression: Modifications of the Echo-Hypothesis; 2.1 Paul's Personality as Obstacle for the Echo-Hypothesis; 2.2 Two Modification of the Classical Echo-Hypothesis; Chapter 6: Explanatory Context; 1. Introducing Explanatory Potential; 2. Establishing Parallels between Paul and the Empire; 2.1 Termini Technici; 2.2 Chance?; 2.3 True and False Alternatives.
3. From Intertextuality to Criticism: Neutral Parallel or Antithesis?3.1 Non-Roman "Echoes" with and without Counter-Imperial "Resonance"; 3.2 Imperial References with and without Critical Intention: Neutral Parallel or Antithesis?; Chapter 7: Conclusions; 1. Summary; 2. Outlook; Bibliography; 1. Sources; 2. Tools; 3. Secondary Literature; Index of Ancient Sources; 1 Old Testament; 2 Apocrypha; 3 Dead Sea Scroll; 4 New Testament; 5 Josephus; 6 Philo; 7 Early Church; 8 Greek and Roman Authors; 9 Non-Literary Sources; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary Paul has been regarded as being uncritical of the Roman Empire for a long time, not least because of his apparent call to obey the state in Rom 13:1-7. However, recent scholarship has questioned this assumption by pointing to ""hidden criticism"" in the letters of the apostle. But how can we decide, in a methodologically sound way, whether such a counter-imperial message lies beneath the surface of the text? On the basis of insights from the philosophy of science, Christoph Heilig suggests several analytical steps for examining this paradigm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-179) and indexes.
Contents 1. Analogy. Introduction -- Analysis of Somn. 2 -- Conclusions -- 2. Approach. Counter-imperial "echoes" in the subtext -- Evaluating hypotheses -- "Echoes" of the Empire -- Excursus: Inference to the best explanation -- 3. Discourse context. Introduction -- James C. Scott's categories -- Application to the Pauline letter -- 4. Roman context. The public transcript -- Roman ideology in the environment of Paul -- 5. Pauline context. Counter-imperial attitude? -- From attitude to expression : modifications of the echo-hypothesis -- 6. Explanatory context. Introducing explanatory potential -- Establishing parallels between Paul and the Empire -- From intertextuality to criticism : neutral parallel or antithesis? -- 7. Conclusions.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Epistles of Paul. (OCoLC)fst01808029
Religion and state -- Biblical teaching.
RELIGION / Christian Theology / History
Religion and state -- Biblical teaching. (OCoLC)fst01093864
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Heilig, Christoph. Hidden Criticism? : The Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul. Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ©2015 9783161537950
ISBN 9783161537967
9783161537950 (electronic bk.)
3161537955 (electronic bk.)
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CHVBK 56963850X
CHNEW 001057296

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