Western Cape Meeting. Prof Jeremy Punt will give a Zoom lecture on Saturday 15th May at 10h00 on “Believers or loyalists? Identity and social responsibility of Jesus communities in the Empire”

The narrowed down translation of the Greek “pistis” to “belief” skews the interpretation of the Pauline letters. This word primarily denotes loyalty and fidelity. These notions framed the Jesus communities’ relationship to God as well as to the imperial context...