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Imperial cult and commerce in John's Apocalypse / J. Nelson Kraybill.

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Subject: Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Revelation > Criticism, Form.
Bible. Revelation > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Revelation > Criticism, Narrative.
Bible. New Testament. Apocalypse > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Culte impérial > Rome.
Transports maritimes > Rome.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567339287
  • ISBN: 0567339289
  • ISBN: 1283196891
  • ISBN: 9781283196895
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1996.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-236) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; List of Figures; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 A DWELLING PLACE OF DEMONS; Chapter 2 NATIONS HAVE DRUNK HER WINE; Chapter 3 THE MERCHANTS HAVE GROWN RICH; Chapter 4 REPAY HER DOUBLE FOR HER DEEDS; Chapter 5 THE BLOOD OF PROPHETS AND OF SAINTS; Chapter 6 A HEALING OF THE NATIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary: Drawing evidence from ancient literature, coins, inscriptions and artwork, Kraybill points to the penetration of the Roman imperial cult (emperor worship) into commercial settings as a primary concern of the Apocalypse. By the time John was on Patmos, people in Asia Minor could not 'buy or sell' without giving idolatrous allegiance to Rome. Imperial cult and commerce blended in guild halls, the banking industry and the market place. John calls readers to 'come out from' pagan loyalties of Roman imperial society and give full allegiance to a New Jerusalem of justice and equality under the rule.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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