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In the shadow of empire : reclaiming the Bible as a history of faithful resistance

Author: Richard A Horsley
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Horsley
ISBN: 9780664232320 0664232329
OCLC Number: 219567987
Description: vii, 199 pages ; 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  Read more...

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