Original Research - Special Collection: Mag in die Nuwe Testament

Paulus en mag: Raamwerke en aansprake

Jeremy Punt
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 68, No 1 | a1186 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v68i1.1186 | © 2012 Jeremy Punt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 October 2011 | Published: 10 April 2012

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Jeremy Punt, Faculty of Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa


Paul and power: Framing claims. Evidently an important theme in the Pauline letters, discussions of the nature, scope and function of power have given rise to a wide range of explanations and interpretative positions. Engaging the rich diversity regarding the content and nature of power in Paul, this contribution argues that the Roman imperial context is indicative and instrumental for understanding the construction and regulation of power in the Pauline letters. Coming to terms with the significance of imperial ideology in the understanding of power in Paul requires appropriate interpretive strategies such as a postcolonial interpretation.


Paulus; Romeinse Ryk; mag


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