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Apocalypse as holy war : divine politics and polemics in the Letters of Paul

Author: Emma Wasserman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prevailing theories of apocalypticism assert that in a world that rebels against God, a cataclysmic battle between good and evil is needed to reassert God’s dominion. Emma Wasserman, a rising scholar of early Christian history, challenges this interpretation and reframes Paul’s apocalyptic texts as myths about politics in the world of divinity. Wasserman argues that the most dominant historical-critical theories  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wasserman, Emma.
Apocalypse as holy war.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1005106158
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Wasserman
ISBN: 9780300235630 0300235631
OCLC Number: 1047729588
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 339 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
List of abbreviations --
1. Creation, battle, and cosmic intrigue --
2. Assemblies, councils, and ranks of divinity --
3. Conflict, competition, and Paul's "principalities and powers" reconsidered --
4. Idols and other gods in Corinthians, Galatians, and Romans --
5. Victimization, alienation, and privilege among the Christ-elect --
Conclusion: apocalypse as holy war --
Notes --
Bibliography --
General index --
Index of ancient sources.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Emma Wasserman.
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A reassessment of early Christian apocalypticism arguing that the texts are not so much myths about good versus evil as about divine politics and heroic submission  Read more...

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"Emma Wasserman offers a fascinating survey of antiquity's god-congested cosmos and a lucid analysis of the myriad and inconsistent ways that ancient Jews - and, particularly, Paul - coped with it. Read more...

 
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