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A political history of the Bible in America

Author: Paul D Hanson; Sharon Adams; Allison Taylor
Publisher: Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul D Hanson; Sharon Adams; Allison Taylor
ISBN: 9781611646085 1611646081
OCLC Number: 967753891
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 1 online resource (695 pages)
Contents: Part 1. A historical retrospective on the relation between the Bible and politics in the United States --
Part 2. Politics in the Bible. Prologue: Story, identity, and making sense of the Bible --
Part 1. A historical retrospective on the relation between the Bible and politics in the United States. Introduction ; The theocratic model of the Puritans ; The challenge of the prophetic-dialectical model ; The revolutionary period and the lure of the apocalyptic model ; Church and state in the founding documents ; The church-state partnership of the antebellum years ; The gilded age : the gospel of wealth and the social gospel ; Twentieth-century challenges ; The twenty-first century's perilous debut --
Part 2. Politics in the Bible. Defining a suitable interpretive method ; Charismatic rule : Israel's first polity ; Monarchy : "like the other nations" ; Prophetic politics ; The politics of Amos : idolatrous nationalism and the collapse of moral leadership ; The politics of Hosea : moral bankruptcy and civil chaos ; Isaiah : the majesty of the Holy One as the nation's sole foundation ; Jeremiah : the suffering prophet ; Ezekiel : calamity, ritual cleansing, and restoration ; Isaiah 40-55 : exile and the renewal of hope ; Haggai and Zechariah : a temple-centered vision of restoration ; The Jewish commonwealth and a politics of accommodation ; Isaiah 24-27, 56-66, Ezekiel 38-39, Zechariah 9-14, Malachi : dissent and the dawning of apocalyptic politics ; Sapiential politics in Proverbs, Sirach, Job, and Ecclesiastes ; The apocalyptic politics of the book of Daniel and the Dead Sea scrolls ; Roman occupation and Jewish political responses ; The politics of the New Testament ; The politics of Jesus ; The politics of the Apostle Paul ; The church accommodates itself to a world not about to end ; The book of Revelation : a persecuted community seeks shelter in an apocalyptic vision ; The politics of the four gospels and Acts of the Apostles --
Epilogue: What is the Bible's message for today?
Responsibility: Paul D. Hanson ; book design by Sharon Adams ; cover design by Allison Taylor.

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