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Jesus in an Age of Terror : Scholarly Projects for a New American Century.

Author: James G Crossley
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: BibleWorld.
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New Testament and Christian origins scholarship have historically been influenced by their political and social context. 'Jesus in an Age of Terror' applies the work of critical and media theorists to contemporary Christian origins and New Testament scholarship. Part one examines the influence of the mass media on the writing of contemporary biblical scholars, whose political views - as demonstrated in their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Crossley, James G.
Jesus in an Age of Terror : Scholarly Projects for a New American Century.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James G Crossley
ISBN: 9781317490371 1317490371
OCLC Number: 898771447
Notes: Christology and the Study of Christian Origins: Rescuing Judaism for Jesus.
Description: 1 online resource (282 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART I CHRISTIAN ORIGINS AND NEW TESTAMENT STUDIES IN IDEOLOGICALLY AND HISTORICALLY CONTAMINATED CONTEXTS; Chapter 1 Introduction: Reading the History of New Testament and Christian Origins Scholarship; Manufacturing Consent: Christian Origins Scholarship in Context; Confessional Context of Christian Origins Scholarship; The Dominance and Influence of Pre-war German New Testament Scholarship; The Cold War; Conclusion; Chapter 2 The Politics of the Bibliobloggers. Iraq, the Middle East, and the ""War on Terror""The Myth of Unique Suffering; Some of my Best Friends Are ... ; Israel/Palestine; Politics and Constructing Biblical Studies; Conclusions; Appendix: Selected Unedited Excerpts from the Now Defunct Dr Cathey's Blog for Purposes of Reference; Joseph Cathey, ""War on Terror, President Bush, and World War II"" (August 31, 2005); Joseph Cathey, ""Guns Not Evil!"" (August 30, 2005); Joseph Cathey, ""A Civil Service Message for Preparedness!"" (November 4, 2005); Joseph Cathey, ""Children and Firearms!"" (November 4, 2005). PART II NEO-ORIENTALISM: ORIENTALISM, HIDEOUSLY EMBOLDENEDChapter 3 The Context: A Clash of Civilizations?; Introduction: Clashing Civilizations, a New Threat, and Christian Origins; The Dominant, Influential and Problematic Ideology of Clashing Civilizations; ""War on Terror"" and Ignoring the Details I: ""The Geraldo Rivera of the NYT"" and the Complexities of Arab, Muslim and Islamic Violence; ""War on Terror"" and Ignoring the Details II: The Ideologically Convenient Atheism of Sam Harris; Related Scholarship and the Language of Cultural Difference. ""If We Step on an Ant While Walking, We Have Not Purposely Killed It"": Some Gruesome Results of Stereotyping and DehumanizingConcluding Remarks; Chapter 4 Anglo-American Power and Liberal Scholarship: Scholarly Reconstructions of the Social World of Christian Origins; New Testament Scholarship and the Rhetoric of Grand Difference; Anthropology in the Study of the New Testament and Christian Origins; Are You with Us or against Us?; Let Us Never Speak of This Again: Ideological Significance of Dismissing Dissent without Argument; Conclusions. Part III ""JEWISHNESS, "" JESUS AND CHRISTIAN ORIGINS SINCE 1967Chapter 5 The Context: Judaism and Christianity; Israel and the West; ""Jesus the Jew"" since 1967; The Importance of Israel and Support for Israeli State Policy in Post-1967 Western Politics; The Rise of Christian Zionism and their Agenda in Anglo-American Political Circles; Mud Sticks: Higher Education and Discrediting, Misleading concerning and/or Lying about Nadia Abu el-Haj; Conclusions; Chapter 6 Jewish ... but Not That Jewish; Israel, Biblical Studies and Cultural Context; Jesus the Jew ... to an Extent.
Series Title: BibleWorld.

Abstract:

New Testament and Christian origins scholarship have historically been influenced by their political and social context. 'Jesus in an Age of Terror' applies the work of critical and media theorists to contemporary Christian origins and New Testament scholarship. Part one examines the influence of the mass media on the writing of contemporary biblical scholars, whose political views - as demonstrated in their 'biblio-blogging' - are shown to have striking similarity to the media s depiction of the 'war on terror' and conflict in the Middle East. Part two argues that the Anglo-American cultural.

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