Kraybill, J. Nelson. Imperial Cult and Commerce in John’s Apocalypse. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. See the review by Georg S. Adamsen.
Revelation Reviews ISSN 1397-2936.Volume 1.001. Mar 1997 (Publication date: 29 Mar 1997) J. Nelson Kraybill: Imperial Cult and Commerce in John’s Apocalypse . Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement Series 132; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. Pp. 262. ISBN: 1-85075-616-3. This book, written by J. Nelson Kraybill, is based on his doctoral […]
Keresztes, P.: Imperial Rome and the Christians. Vol. 1. From Herod the Great to about 200 A.D. Lanham, MD./New York/London, 1989. Keresztes focuses on Roman government and law. Chapter 2: “Paul, the Acts and Imperial Rome” (pp. 45-66), chapter 3: “The Profession of Christianity Made Criminal” (pp. 67-82) and chapter 4: “The Terror of Domitian” […]
Thompson, Leonard L. The Book of Revelation: Apocalypse and Empire. 1990; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. In my opinion, Thompson’s study is one of the most important studies on Revelation written in the last decade. Thompson argues strongly that the traditional pejorative view on Domitian is due not to balanced arguments in modern […]
Cuss, D.: Imperial Cult and Honorary Terms in the New Testament. Paradosis, 23. Fribourg: The UP, 1974. Cuss’s 168 page book treats the topic of imperial cult and honorary terms. After two initial chapters on the sources and a survey of NT implications towards the Roman Empire and the Emperor, Cuss then analyses references to […]
Boer, Willem den (ed.). Le culte des souverains dans L’empire romain. Entretiens sur l’antiquité classique, 19. Genève: Fondation Hardt, 1973. This books contains lectures and responses from a number of experts on this topic, including Fergus Millar, Jean Beaujeu, Willem den Boer, and Christian Habicht. Only recently has the view of, e.g., Fergus Millar found […]
Friesen, Steven J.: Twice Neokoros . Ephesus, Asia and the Cult of the Flavian Imperial Family. Religions in the Graeco-Roman World, 116. E.J. Brill: Leiden; New York; Köln 1993. Friesen’s Ph.D. dissertation is a well argued treatment of the problem that Ephesus was granted the honour of being “temple warden” twice, which was quite unusual. […]