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Title: Anti-Imperial Subtexts in Paul
Subtitle: An Attempt at Building a Firmer Foundation
Author(s): WHITE, Joel
Volume: 90 Issue: 3 Date: 2009
This article argues that, though it cannot be doubted that there is a subversive quality to Paul’s letters, attempts to identify subversive subtexts have failed due to their preoccupation with what is deemed inherently subversive vocabulary. A better approach to grounding Paul’s anti-imperial theology is to recognize that he affirmed the subversive late Second temple Jewish-apocalyptic, and particularly Danielic, narrative that viewed Rome as final earthly kingdom that will be destroyed by the coming of God’s kingdom.