Emerging scholarship want to read the New Testament as in a socio-political context that was dominated by Roman imperial ideology. Does imperial ideology indeed form the primary Greco-Roman background for the letters of Paul? Burk describes how American imperialism forms the background for this approach. He then goes on to extensively evaluate various aspects of the "Fresh Perspective," such as its drawing illegitimate parallels between the Roman Empire and present-day America.
Source: Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 2008. 29 pages.