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Reading scripture as a political act : essays on the theopolitical interpretation of the Bible

Author: Matthew A Tapie; Daniel Wade McClain
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the political character of premodern and modern readings of scripture with attention to how these relate to or address political challenges in social and historical contexts. Essays here also offer constructive models of reading scripture that can inform the contemporary task of political scriptural interpretation. From the earliest Christian centuries to the present day, this volume considers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew A Tapie; Daniel Wade McClain
ISBN: 1451479638 9781451479638
OCLC Number: 908175981
Description: xii, 321 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword / Stephen E. Fowl --
Introduction --
1. Empires and enemies : re-reading lament as politics / Rebekah Eklund --
2. The politics of friendship in the Gospel of John / Peter Dula --
3. "Before the eyes of their own God" : Susanna, rape law, and testimony in City of God 1.19 / Melanie Webb --
4. The politics of fasting in Basil of Caesarea / Mark DelCogliano --
5. Contemplating Genesis 1 as a political act in late antiquity / Daniel Wade McClain --
6. The apocalyptic figure of Francis's stigmatized body : the politics of scripture in Bonaventure's meditative treatises / Travis E. Ables --
7. "For he is our peace" : Thomas Aquinas on Christ as cause of peace in the City of Saints / Matthew A. Tapie --
8. War and the ethics of evangelization : the Great Commission in sixteenth-century Spanish political thought / David M. Lantigua --
9. The unexceptional king : political theology in Shakespeare's Richard II / Anthony D. Baker --
10. Ressourcement and resistance : la nouvelle théologie, the Fathers, and the Bible, against fascism / Kevin L. Hughes --
11. Inhabiting scripture : Wesley's theopolitical reading of the Bible / D. Stephen Long --
12. The scriptural logic of Barmen and the Jewish question / Susannah Ticciati --
13. The end of sacrifice : John Howard Yoder's critique of capital punishment / John C. Nugent --
14. A broken body reads Mark / Craig Hovey.
Responsibility: Matthew A. Tapie and Daniel Wade McClain, editors.

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This volume explores the political character of premodern and modern readings of Scripture with attention to how these relate to or address political challenges in social and historical context.  Read more...

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