Roman Army and the Expansion of the Gospel: The Role of the Centurion in Luke-Acts

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What is the literary function of centurions in the story of Luke-Acts? To answer this question, the book considers these NT texts alongside the Greco-Roman and Jewish sources that offer insights into the Roman military. It demonstrates a common perception of centurions as principal representatives of the imperial power and views their role in Luke-Acts as prototypical Gentile believers in anticipation of the Christian mission to the Empire.