Roman religious practice is specifically tailored towards its expansionist aims
Roman success is due to ferocity, not religious piety
Jesus contrasts the rule of the Gentiles with the Son of Man
Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Jesus before Pilate
Jesus is mocked and paraded to his crucifixion
The centurion recognises Jesus as the son of God
Jesus in the language of the empire?
Jesus eats with tax collectors and sinners
Herod Antipas executes John the Baptist
The international and polyglot crowd paying tribute to the emperor in the Flavian amphitheatre.
The divine aura of the emperor.
The coming of the kingdom is violent
Imperial aggression – Assyrian and Roman