Study of how this works out in Paul is still in its comparative infancy, though exciting developments are starting to happen. See, for example, Richard A. Horsley, ed., Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1997); and Horsley, ed., Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, Israel, Imperium, Interpretation (Essays in Honor of Krister Stendahl) (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 2000). See too, from a very different standpoint, Bruno Blumenfeld, The Political Paul: Justice, Democracy and Kingship in a Hellenistic Framework, JSNT Supplement Series 210 (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).


On this, see N.T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996), ch. 12.


See note 1.