Title

Christian Origins and Freelance Experts

Document Type

Abstract

Publication Date

11-2016

Abstract

The early Roman Empire was populated by numerous self-authorized or “freelance” experts—magi, astrologers, prophets, diviners, philosophers, and so forth—who shared a number of characteristics with Paul and later authorities on Jesus.

Comments

Presented at the Westar Fall National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, November 18-22, 2016.