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v CONTENTS Acknowledgments vii Abbreviations ix Introduction 1 The Politics of Piety in the Pastoral Epistles 1 Piety in Caesar’s House 13 2 Piety in God’s House 55 3 Honoring Piety in the City 111 4 Honoring Piety in the Ekklēsia 127 5 The Mystery of Philosophical Piety 149 6 The Mystery of Pastoral Piety 179 Conclusion 205 A Pious and Civilized Christian in the Roman Empire Bibliography 219 Index 245 This page intentionally left blank ...