Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ

Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ
Author: Klaus Wengst
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ Book Excerpt:

How providential, it is often argued, that Christianity began under the pax Romano, an unprecedented time of peace throughout the world! At what other time could the gospel have spread so quickly? Certainly the pax Romana was a time of peace, prosperity and justice for some - yet for others, the majority, it was a time of oppression, misery and suffering under the tyrant's whim. This latter dimension is not often brought out, so this new book plays an important role in redressing the balance. In it, Professor Wengst brings out what it was really like to live in the Roman empire. He is not so much concerned to offer a 'balanced' account as to show what it felt like from below, its effect on the nameless multitudes of whose immeasurable tears and sufferings, hopes and fears there is only indirect evidence. This serves as a prelude to a discussion of the experiences which Jesus and the early Christians had of Roman rule and the way in which they reacted to it. There is no mistaking the fact that the results of the study are not just a piece of past history, but are extraordinarily relevant to the modern world.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Paul Petit
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 0520371100
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pax Romana Book Excerpt:

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1967.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Adrian Goldsworthy,Dr Adrian Goldsworthy Ltd
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-08-11
ISBN: 0297864297
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pax Romana Book Excerpt:

The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west. Their peace meant Roman victory and was brought about by strength and dominance rather than co-existence with neighbours. The Romans were aggressive and ruthless, and during the creation of their empire millions died or were enslaved. But the Pax Romana was real, not merely the boast of emperors, and some of the regions in the Empire have never again lived for so many generations free from major wars. So what exactly was the Pax Romana and what did it mean for the people who found themselves brought under Roman rule? Acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Empire, revealing how and why the Romans came to control so much of the world and asking whether the favourable image of the Roman peace is a true one. He chronicles the many rebellions by the conquered, and describes why these broke out and why most failed. At the same time, he explains that hostility was only one reaction to the arrival of Rome, and from the start there was alliance, collaboration and even enthusiasm for joining the invaders, all of which increased as resistance movements faded away. A ground-breaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace, Pax Romana takes the reader on a journey from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of peace and prosperity under diligent emperors like Marcus Aurelius, offering a balanced and nuanced reappraisal of life in the Roman Empire.

Pax Romana

Pax Romana
Author: Benoît Séverac
Publsiher: Enigma Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1936274175
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pax Romana Book Excerpt:

In the faraway province of Aquitania, in the confines of the Roman Empire during the time of Augustus, a new city is terrorized by what appear to be a series of brutal murders of young Roman noblemen. There is a background of deep tension between the Roman colonizers and the inhabitants of the town of Lugdunum Convenarum. The Gauls have not been able to accept the strange ways of their masters, and the reign of Augustus—with its promise of universal peace—wants no accidents with the local population. An investigator arrives from Tolosa and begins to uncover the strange happenings in this backwater of the Empire at the foot of the Pyrenees.

Empire of Ancient Rome

Empire of Ancient Rome
Author: Michael Burgan
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1438103123
Category: Civilization, Ancient
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of Ancient Rome Book Excerpt:

Explores the rise and fall and spheres of influence, society and daily life, key events, and important figures of the Roman Empire.

Christ and Caesar

Christ and Caesar
Author: Seyoon Kim
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2008-10-07
ISBN: 0802860087
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christ and Caesar Book Excerpt:

This title looks at what kind of responses Paul made to the Roman Empire. The author subjects the methods of current interpreters to critical scrutiny and discusses what makes an anti-imperial interpretation of Pauline writings difficult.

Covenant of Peace

Covenant of Peace
Author: Willard M. Swartley
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780802829375
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Covenant of Peace Book Excerpt:

One would think that peace, a term that occurs as many as one hundred times in the New Testament, would enjoy a prominent place in theology and ethics textbooks. Yet it is surprisingly absent. Willard Swartley's Covenant of Peace remedies this deficiency, restoring to New Testament theology and ethics the peace that many works have missed. In this comprehensive yet accessible book Swartley explicates virtually all of the New Testament, relating peace -- and the associated emphases of love for enemies and reconciliation -- to core theological themes such as salvation, christology, and the reign of God. No other work in English makes such a contribution. Swartley concludes by considering specific practices that lead to peacemaking and their place in our contemporary world. Retrieving a historically neglected element in the Christian message, Covenant of Peace confronts readers anew with the compelling New Testament witness to peace.

The Greco Roman World of the New Testament Era

The Greco Roman World of the New Testament Era
Author: James S. Jeffers
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 1999-10-07
ISBN: 9780830815890
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greco Roman World of the New Testament Era Book Excerpt:

James S. Jeffers provides an informative tour of the various facets of the Roman world--class and status, family and community, work and leisure, religion and organization, city and country, law and government, death and taxes, and the events of Roman history.

Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus

Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus
Author: Brian J. Wright
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-12-01
ISBN: 1506438490
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus Book Excerpt:

Much of the contemporary discussion of the Jesus tradition has focused on aspects of oral performance, storytelling, and social memory, on the premise that the practice of communal reading of written texts was a phenomenon documented no earlier than the second century CE. Brian J. Wright overturns the premise that communal reading of written texts was a phenomenon documented no earlier than the second century CE by examining evidence for its practice in the first century.

Paul and the Rise of the Slave

Paul and the Rise of the Slave
Author: K. Edwin Bryant
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-04-18
ISBN: 9004316566
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Rise of the Slave Book Excerpt:

Paul and the Rise of the Slave offers a path to participate in messianic communities in a way that subverts the imposition of Roman power and leads toward positive identity formation for the oppressed.

Pax and the Politics of Peace

Pax and the Politics of Peace
Author: Hannah Cornwell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN: 0192528130
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pax and the Politics of Peace Book Excerpt:

Perhaps in defiance of expectations, Roman peace (pax) was a difficult concept that resisted any straightforward definition: not merely denoting the absence or aftermath of war, it consisted of many layers and associations and formed part of a much greater discourse on the nature of power and how Rome saw her place in the world. During the period from 50 BC to AD 75 - covering the collapse of the Republic, the subsequent civil wars, and the dawn of the Principate-the traditional meaning and language of peace came under extreme pressure as pax was co-opted to serve different strands of political discourse. This volume argues for its fundamental centrality in understanding the changing dynamics of the state and the creation of a new political system in the Roman Empire, moving from the debates over the content of the concept in the dying Republic to discussion of its deployment in the legitimization of the Augustan regime, first through the creation of an authorized version controlled by the princeps and then the ultimate crystallization of the pax augusta as the first wholly imperial concept of peace. Examining the nuances in the various meanings, applications, and contexts of Roman discourse on peace allows us valuable insight into the ways in which the dynamics of power were understood and how these were contingent on the political structures of the day. However it also demonstrates that although the idea of peace came to dominate imperial Rome's self-representation, such discourse was nevertheless only part of a wider discussion on the way in which the Empire conceptualized itself.

A Short History of the Early Church

A Short History of the Early Church
Author: Harry R. Boer
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1976
ISBN: 9780802813398
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of the Early Church Book Excerpt:

A lucid and concise account of the peole, places, institutions, events, and ideas that made a difference in the development of the Christian faith. Discussion questions following each chapter aid the reader in reflection and rview.

World List of Universities 1977 78 Liste Mondiale des Universites

World List of Universities 1977   78   Liste Mondiale des Universites
Author: International Association of Universities
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 653
Release: 2016-02-19
ISBN: 1349034916
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World List of Universities 1977 78 Liste Mondiale des Universites Book Excerpt:

Imperial Ideals in the Roman West

Imperial Ideals in the Roman West
Author: Carlos F. Noreña
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 479
Release: 2011-06-23
ISBN: 1107005086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial Ideals in the Roman West Book Excerpt:

This book shows how the circulation of ideals associated with the Roman emperor generated ideological unification among aristocracies and reinforced Roman power.

Roman Law

Roman Law
Author: A. Arthur Schiller
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 654
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9789027977441
Category: Roman law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Law Book Excerpt:

Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism

Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism
Author: Arieh Kofsky
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9789004116429
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eusebius of Caesarea Against Paganism Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a new and detailed discussion of the subject of apologetics and polemics against the pagans in Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 260-340), discussing his response to the vigorous political, cultural and religious campaign launched against Christianity in his time. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians
Author: Marlene Crüsemann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2018-12-13
ISBN: 0567683354
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pseudepigraphal Letters to the Thessalonians Book Excerpt:

Marlene Crüsemann examines the Thessalonian letters in the context of Jewish-Christian social history; building upon her analysis of 1 Thessalonians, Crüsemann comes to the conclusion that it is post-apostolic epistolary communication, and questions whether it is a letter of Paul and indeed whether it is an early letter. This analysis in turn adds weight to the thesis, propounded by some previous scholars, that the letter is somewhat out of place and may be a later work by another author. Crüsemann subsequently illustrates that 2 Thessalonians, by contrast, revokes the far-reaching social separation from Judaism that characterizes 1 Thessalonians, and thus aims socio-historically at a solidarity with the entire Jewish people. Analysing the concept of the Jews as supposed enemy, the future of the Greek gentile community, and the relationship between the two letters, Crüsemann concludes that the discussion about a "divergence of the ways of Christians and Jews" in early Christian times needs to be realigned.

Paul s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism

Paul   s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism
Author: Ian E. Rock
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN: 1725246139
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism Book Excerpt:

This book seeks to demonstrate that the Letter to the Romans may be seen as an attempt by a subordinate group to redress actual and potential issues of confrontation with the Empire, and to offer hope, even in the crisis of facing death. Paul demonstrates that it is God's peace and not Rome's peace that is important; that loyalty to the exalted Jesus as Lord and to the kingdom of God--not Jupiter and Rome--leads to salvation; that grace flows from Jesus as Christ and Lord and not from the benefactions of the Emperor. If the resurrection of Jesus--the crucified criminal of the Roman Empire--demonstrates God's power over the universe and death, the very instrument of Roman control, then the Christ-believer is encouraged to face suffering and death in the hope of salvation through this power. Paul's theology emerges from and is inextricably bound to the politics of his day, the Scriptures of his people, and to the critical fact that the God who is one and Lord of all is still in charge of the world.

Pier Giorgio Frassati

Pier Giorgio Frassati
Author: David C. Bellusci
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN: 1725250950
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pier Giorgio Frassati Book Excerpt:

Pier Giorgio Frassati is situated in the social and political upheaval of early-twentieth-century Italy. The Roman Catholic Church read the warning signs of atheistic Marxism; Mussolini filled Italy’s political vacuum with fascists; and Rome was still Italy’s disputed capital. The biography draws from a synopsis of selected letters and witness accounts, revealing Pier Giorgio’s increasing engagement with the world around him, shaped by his spiritual life. Pier Giorgio belonged to an upper-middle-class family and his parents transmitted fundamental values of truth, courage, and justice. Although he was deeply loved by his parents, they did not share his religious zeal. Pier Giorgio was concerned about helping the poor in the slums of Turin, the needy German students in Berlin, but especially in contributing to world peace. His spiritual maturity was expressed by making sacrifices: his friendship with a young lady offered up, bidding farewell to his best friend leaving for the Air Force, watching his sister depart once married, and his career in mining engineering abandoned. Pier Giorgio stood alone. He remained at home for the good of his parents to ensure peace and unity. He died at twenty-four years old.

World List of Universities Liste Mondiale des Universites

World List of Universities   Liste Mondiale des Universites
Author: International Association of Universities
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN: 1349120375
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World List of Universities Liste Mondiale des Universites Book Excerpt:

A reference work for all those concerned with the administration of higher education, this volume contains information on universities and other tertiary institutions worldwide.