Abstract

Abstract:

The narrative in Acts 10:25-26 features two gestures: a Roman soldier prostrating himself before a Judean man and the Judean raising the soldier back up. In this article, I argue that Cornelius's prostration before Peter evokes Roman graphic representations of Rome's status domination over the provinces and enacts the logic of Roman expansion. I argue further that Peter's raising up of Cornelius subverts this logic and communicates the equal status of Judeans and gentiles in the kingdom of God.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2163-2529
Print ISSN
0008-7912
Pages
pp. 627-640
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-25
Open Access
No
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