In the Shadow of Empire by Richard A. Horsley
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In the Shadow of Empire
By Richard A. Horsley

In the Shadow of Empire

Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance

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In the Shadow of Empire by Richard A. Horsley

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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 provocative 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 againstthe 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 points to how to respond to the biblical message to resist imperial powers in every age.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780664232320
ISBN-10: 0664232329
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Richard A. Horsley

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a prolific author with twenty New Testament studies to his credit, including Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, published by WJK.

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