1. Introduction: the politics of inheritance?; 2. Some features of Greco-Roman society in the symbols, rituals, and literature of Paul's time; 3. Promising the world: inheritance in Romans 4:13-25; 4. Suffering 'conquerors': inheritance in Romans 8:17-39; 5. Riches for the world: inheritance in Romans 11:1; 6. 'Lords' over all the world: inheritance in Galatians; 7. Inheritance in 1 Corinthians and Colossians; 8. Conclusions.
Argues that Paul's concept of 'inheritance', as demonstrated in his letter to the Romans, subverted and challenged first-century Roman ideologies.
Mark Forman is an independent researcher. His research is concerned with first-century and contemporary land ownership, inheritance and possession and the ways this creates power and causes vulnerability.