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Apostle to the Conquered: Reimagining Paul’s Mission
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Apostle to the Conquered: Reimagining Paul’s Mission


Fortress Press 2008

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Davina C. Lopez here combines attention to Roman visual and literary representations of conquered nations with a gender-critical "re-imagination" of Paul's apostleship. The result is a new and more critical perspective on the systematic violence of the Roman Empire, and a renewed understanding of "Paul's politics of the new creation."

Key Features

  • Bibliographical references
  • Notes and indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

Davina Lopez has dramatically reframed two enduring themes of Pauline scholarship in this book. Paul's 'gentiles' gain a crucial new theo-political meaning. Gender in Paul's thought obtains stunning new vistas as well, which reorder the entire debate. With striking visuals from the ancient world and incisive analysis of texts, Lopez joins Brigitte Kahl in recasting Pauline scholarship for the future.

—Hal Taussig, Visiting Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary in New York

Product Details

  • Title: Apostle to the Conquered: Reimagining Paul’s Mission
  • Author: Davina C. Lopez
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 272

About Davina C. Lopez

Davina C. Lopez is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and serves on the American Academy of Religion's Board of Directors.

Sample Pages from the Print Edition