In the Shadow of Empire
Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance
Edited by Richard A. Horsley
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In the Shadow of Empire by Richard A. Horsley
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780664232320
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publisher: Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard A. Horsley
Scribes, Visionaries and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, Paperback (October 2007)
Analyzes the function and meaning of the religious movements within their social context, providing background for the development of early Judaism and early Christianity. This book is a useful textbook for classes on the rise of Judaism or the Second Temple period, as well as Dead Sea Scrolls and Apocrypha.
Paul and the Roman Imperial Order, Paperback (April 2004)
This collection of articles offers cutting edge scholarship on Paul's mission and letters in his political cultural context.
Jesus and Empire, Paperback (November 2002)» View all books by Richard A. Horsley
Building on his earlier studies of Jesus, Galilee, and the social upheavals in Roman Palestine, Horsley focuses his attention on how Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God relates to Roman and Herodian power politics. In addition he examines how modern ideologies relate to Jesus' proclamation.
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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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