Alan Streett on the Lord’s Supper as subversive anti-imperial meal
In this conversation with Alan Streett, Senior Research Professor of Biblical Theology at Criswell College, we discuss the thesis of his book Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord's Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century. Dr. Streett talks about the Roman form of the meal that the early church adopted, the subversive and anti-imperial nature of the meal, its radical egalitarian aspects, and how this applies the to the American church in the twenty-first century in a time of pandemic and the church's close alliance with empire. If you find this helpful, please consider supporting this podcast with your Patronage for just a few dollars a month.
Was baptism spiritual, political, or both? And to what degree was baptism seen as saving in the New Testament and early Christianity? Why? In his provocative and important new book Caesar and the Sacrament, R. Alan Streett shows that baptism was a politically subversive action that involved swearing an oath of allegiance to a new king. Co-hosted by Matt Bates.The post R. Alan Streett – Caesar and the Sacrament first appeared on OnScript.