Original Research - Special Collection: Mag in die Nuwe Testament

Religie en macht: Theoretische invalshoeken in verband met het Nieuwe Testament

Jan-Willem van Henten
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 1 | a1068 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1068 | © 2012 Jan-Willem van Henten | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 30 April 2011 | Published: 30 January 2012

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Jan-Willem van Henten, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Religion and power. Theoretical perspectives in connection with the New Testament. This contribution is the slightly adapted introductory lecture given at the conference on Power and the New Testament held in Stellenbosch from 16−18 January 2011. It offers (1) a survey of some of the relevant scholarly contributions on the concept of power and the nexus of power and religion, and (2) a brief discussion of possible avenues for analyzing the theme of power in New Testament passages.


religion; power; New Testament


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