Did the Roman Imperial Cult Factor into Paul’s Letters?

Jim Hamilton interviews Justin Hardin on the Roman Imperial Cult. Hardin’s doctoral work was done in Galatians under John Barclay, who opposes the notion of the Roman Imperial cult as a presence in Paul’s polemics. N.T. Wright has written extensively on this, in support of a Pauline Imperial Cult polemic. Hardin sides with Wright.

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  1. […] I posted on some of the emerging scholarly debates regarding a counterimperial impulse in Paul’s writing. […]

  2. […] of the ‘Fresh Perspective’ hermeneutic seen in writers such as NT Wright as well as an interview with Justin Hardin on the Roman Imperial Cult (whose doctoral supervisor was John […]

  3. Sam Marsh on

    […] as well as an interview with Justin Hardin on the Roman Imperial Cult (whose doctoral supervisor was John Barclay). […]


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