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In the shadow of empire : reclaiming the Bible as a history of faithful resistance

Author: Richard A Horsley
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Bible tells the stories of many empires. And many are still considered some of the largest of the ancient and classical world: the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, and finally the Romans. In this book, nine experts bring a critical analysis of these world empires in the background of the Old and New Testaments. As they explain, the Bible developed against the context of these empires,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Former Course Reserve reading
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Horsley
ISBN: 9780664232320 0664232329
OCLC Number: 219567987
Description: vii, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Bible and empires / Richard A. Horsley --
Early Israel as an anti-imperial community / Norman K. Gottwald --
Faith in the empire / Walter Brueggemann --
Resistance and accommodation in the Persian empire / Jon L. Berquist --
Roman imperial theology / John Dominic Crossan --
Jesus and empire / Richard A. Horsley --
Apostle Paul and empire / Neil Elliott --
Matthew negotiates the Roman empire / Warren Carter --
Acts of the Apostles : pro(to)-imperial script and hidden transcript / Brigitte Kahl --
Book of Revelation as counter-imperial script / Greg Carey.
Responsibility: Richard A. Horsley, editor.
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"The Bible tells the stories of many empires. And many are still considered some of the largest of the ancient and classical world: the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, and finally the Romans. In this book, nine experts bring a critical analysis of these world empires in the background of the Old and New Testaments. As they explain, the Bible developed against the context of these empires, providing concrete meaning to the countercultural claims of Jews and Christians that their God was the true King, the real Emperor. Each chapter describes how to read the Bible as a reaction to empire and as a call to resist imperial powers in every age."--Jacket.

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