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CIVILIZED PIETY This page intentionally left blank CIVILIZED PIETY The Rhetoric of Pietas in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire T. Christopher Hoklotubbe BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS © 2017 by Baylor University Press Waco,Texas 76798 All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Baylor University Press. Cover design by Will Brown Cover image: Coin, Hadrian, Roman Empire. Photograph © The Trustees of the British Museum. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Hoklotubbe,T. Christopher (Thomas Christopher), 1983– author. Title: Civilized piety : the rhetoric of pietas in the pastoral epistles and the Roman Empire / T. Christopher Hoklotubbe. Description: Waco,Texas : Baylor University Press, [2017] | Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2016053605 (print) | LCCN 2017027763 (ebook) | ISBN 9781481307208 (ebook-Mobi/Kindle) | ISBN 9781481307192 (ePub) | ISBN 9781481307215 (web PDF) | ISBN 9781481307178 (cloth) | ISBN 9781481307185 (pbk. : alk. paper) Subjects: LCSH: Bible. Pastoral Epistles--Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Piety. | Rome—Religion. | Church history—Primitive and early church, ca. 30–600. | Christianity and culture—History—Early church, ca. 30–600. Classification: LCC BS2735.52 (ebook) | LCC BS2735.52 .H65 2017 (print) | DDC 227/.8306—dc23 LC record available at Web PDF ISBN: 978-1-4813-0721-5 This ebook was converted from the original source file. Readers who encounter any issues with formatting, text, linking, or readability are encouraged to notify the publisher at Some font characters may not display on all ereaders. To inquire about permission to use selections from this text, please contact Baylor University Press, One Bear Place, #97363, Waco, Texas 76798 ...