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Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles (David Vincent Meconi, SJ) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004302648
Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles (David Vincent Meconi, SJ) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2016) 9789004302648
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Title: Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles

Author: Meconi, SJ, David Vincent

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Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004302648

Volumes: 1; Pages: 290

List Price in Hardcover: $142.00 Our price: $119.99

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Twelve leading scholars have collaborated on this unique volume, bringing their biblical and patristic expertise together to show how the first followers of Jesus used their own canonical scriptures to address concerns central to life in the Roman Empire. Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles offers an overview of how early Christians approached and appropriated biblical texts in addressing wider societal issues of imperial power, slavery, the use of wealth, suicide and other fundamental issues brought about by the convergence of empire and ecclesia.

Table of Contents


I: The Canonical Beginnings

Nicole Kelley, The Fragmentation and Inversion of Empire in the Christian Apocryphal Acts

Jonathan Yates, Sic est uoluntas Dei: Latin Patristic views on 1 Peter 2:13-17

Clayton Jefford, Power and Tradition in Apostolic Constitutions

II: 2nd and 3rd Century Developments

Geoffrey D. Dunn, Tertullian and Military Service: The Scriptural Arguments in De corona

D. Jeffrey Bingham, Irenaeus and the Kingdoms of the World

Roberto De La Noval, The Weak God of the Gospels: Mercy, Mysticism, and Martyrdom in Origen?s Contra Celsum

III: Scripture in the Service of Urban Unity

Benjamin Wayman, Psalm 2 and Kingship in Diodore of Tarsus

Alden Bass, Iustus Sibi Lex Est: The Donatist Interpretation of Rom 2:14

Stephen Hildebrand, Should a Christian Sell Everything? Patristic Interpretations of the Story of the Rich Young Man

IV: Augustine's Legacy

Melanie Webb, Abraham, Samson, and "Certain Holy Women": Suicide and Exemplarity in Augustine's De ciuitate dei 1.26

Joseph Capizzi, From Slave to Friend: John 15, Philemon and Slavery in Augustine

David Vincent Meconi, From Potestas to Ordo: Augustine's Reading of Romans 13:1
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