Jesus as Mediator
Politics and Polemic in 1 Timothy 2:1-7
©2008 Monographs 198 Pages
This book addresses the influence of the imperial cult in first-century AD Asia Minor and its subsequent relevance to the reading of the New Testament. In particular, this work argues, through a contrapuntal reading of 1 Timothy 2:1-7, that the early Christian community strongly resisted the Emperor’s claim to be the «mediator» between the gods and humanity. In contrast to this claim, the author shows that 1 Timothy 2:1-7 can be read as a polemic from a minority community, the Christian church in Ephesus, against the powerful voice of the Roman Empire in regard to divine mediation.
- ISBN (Softcover)
- New Testament Paulus (Apostel) Timotheusbrief (I.) 2,1-7 Exegese Roman Empire Early Christians Divine Mediation
- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2008. 198 pp.