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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard A Horsley
|Description:||vii, 199 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Bible and empires / Richard A. Horsley --
Early Israel as an anti-imperial community / Norman K. Gottwald --
Faith in the empire / Walter Brueggemann --
Resistance and accommodation in the Persian empire / Jon L. Berquist --
Roman imperial theology / John Dominic Crossan --
Jesus and empire / Richard A. Horsley --
Apostle Paul and empire / Neil Elliott --
Matthew negotiates the Roman empire / Warren Carter --
Acts of the Apostles : pro(to)-imperial script and hidden transcript / Brigitte Kahl --
Book of Revelation as counter-imperial script / Greg Carey.
|Responsibility:||Richard A. Horsley, editor.|
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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 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 against the 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 as a call to resist imperial powers in every age."--BOOK JACKET.
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- Christianity and politics -- United States.
- Christianity and international affairs.
- United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
- United States -- Church history.
- Christianity and international relations.
- Neues Testament.
- Politische Theologie.
- Römisches Reich.
- Christianity and politics.
- Diplomatic relations -- Philosophy
- United States.