I Books that indicate the First Century Church as an alternative community, an over-against-ness, to the Roman Empire, by words in their titles:
Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century, R. Alan Streett 2013
Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals, Trevin Wax 2010
Subverting the Devil’s Kingdom 24/7, Jared Moore 2012
Subversive Christianity Imaging God in a Dangerous Time, Brian Walsh 2015
Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation, Ed Stetzer 2012
Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire, Walsh and Keesmaat 2004
In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance,
Richard Horsley (ed) 2008
Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 1: 9b-10 in Context, Edward Pillar 2013
Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews”, Jason Whitlark 2014
Solus Jesus: A Theology of Resistance, Emily Swan, Ken Wilson 2018BRomans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice, Sylvia C. Keesmaat and Brian J. Walsh May 21, 2019
Theo-Biblical Reflections on Important Issues from the Margins: Black Lives Matter, Incarceration, & Resistance to Empire, Tyree Anderson, Kurt Clark 2019
God and Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now, J. D. Crossan 2009 snapshot
Being the Church in the Midst of Empire, Karen L. Bloomquist 2005
To Caesar What Is Caesar’s: Tribute, Taxes, and Imperial Administration in Early Roman Palestine, Fabian Udoh 2005
Empire Baptized– How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected: 2nd – 5th Centuries, Wes Howard-Brook 2016
Come Out, My People! God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond, Wes Howard-Brook 2012 snapshot
World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age, Kavin Rowe 2009
II Books by clergy on the Over-against-ness Church for the 21st Century
The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus, Robin R. Meyers, emeritus minister of Mayflower UCC, Oklahoma City.
Sacred Resistance: A Practical Guide to Christian Witness and Dissent, Ginger Gaines-Cirell, pastor of Foundry United Methodist Church.
Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Empire, Rick Ufford-Chase, Past moderator of Presbyterian Church (USA), along with 13 mostly Reform colleagues.
The Fall of the Church, Roger Haydon Mitchell, consultant to the faith community, U. K.
III Hypertext Links for Major Council Documents
Accra Confession: (found here)
Being the Church in the Midst of Empire: (found here)
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire: (found here)
Mission in the Context of Empire: (found here)
Unmasking Empire: (found here)
AGAPE: Alternative Globalization Addressing People and Earth. (found here)