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Conflicting criminal jurisdictions in the New Testament and the early Church

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The early Christians engaged Jewish and Roman criminal jurisdictions as two distinct instantiations of a legal Other, sometimes set in deliberate contrast, and in addition to emerging internal processes of Christian jurisdiction. Pre-Constantinian Christianity never simply abdicated or ‘outsourced’ criminal justice to Rome. Before long, Christians began to co-opt and critique Roman criminal jurisprudence in the context of persecution, increasingly in a context of public discourse about philos...

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10.4324/9781003015260-4

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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0000-0002-4650-1543

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Routledge
Host title:
Christianity and Criminal Law: An Introduction
Chapter number:
3
Place of publication:
New York
Publication date:
2020-05-28
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9781003015260
ISBN:
9780367858254
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English
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Chapter
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1067437
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pubs:1067437
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2020-04-30

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