"Death and Resurrection of the Oppressed in the Epistle to the Romans"

header1

ABOUT THE BOOK

Paul and the Rise of the Slave locates Paul’s description of himself as a “slave of the Messiah Jesus” in the epistolary prescript of Paul’s Epistle to Rome. Bryant convincingly argues that Paul’s description of himself as a “Slave of Messiah Jesus” takes on a new meaning when interpreted within the conceptual world of those who experienced the social reality of slavery in the first century C.E. The Althussarian concept of interpellation and the Life of Aesop are employed throughout as theoretical frameworks to enhance how Paul offered positive ways for slaves to imagine an existence apart from Roman power. An exegesis of Romans 6:12-23 seeks to reclaim the earliest reception of Romans as prophetic discourse aimed at an anti-Imperial response among slaves and lower class readers.

about-pic

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

K. Edwin Bryant, PhD (2013), Marquarie University (Sydney, Australia), is an adjunct professor of New Testament and early Christianity and Leading Scholar in New Testament and Early Christianity (Paul and the comic-philosophical tradition).

His research interests include the Social Reality of Slavery in three contexts: the comic-philosophical tradition, Roman slave law, and visual representations of power as they relate to Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. The reception history of Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and the Corinthian Correspondence are equal areas of interest.

Endorsements and Reviews

“This book is a must read and helps the readers to gain a rich and balanced understanding about Paul’s theology and ethics dealing with the most marginalized in society…“~ Yung Suk Kim, Virginia Union University

“K. Edwin Bryant, in The Rise of the Slave, has placed his finger on the pulse of the Roman Domination and Subjugation of the slave as subject…” ~
Larry D. George, Gardner-Webb University.

graficzny.com.pl

Race Matters

“Paul and the Rise of the Slave” also suggests a correlation between the rise of the oppressed slave in Roman society and the tumultuous state of contemporary race relations in the United States. This fascinating and thought-provoking book is a call to action for persons around the globe to resist the status quo that authorizes the disregard for [black lives] and underrepresented persons.

PURCHASE PAUL AND THE RISE OF THE SLAVE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

amazon2
google-books
brill
book-depository