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Jesus, Justice and the Reign of God: A Ministry of Liberation

Westminster John Knox Press / 1999 / Paperback

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William Herzog bridges the gap between purely historical and theological interpretations of the life of Jesus with a compelling synthesis of politics and theology, faith and history. Herzog portrays Jesus as a "prophet of the justice of the reign of God."By building on his view of Jesus first developed in Parables as Subversive Speech, Herzog argues that Jesus is intensely interested in the social, political, and economic well-being of humanity. He examines the conflict stories, exorcisms/healings, and the passion narrative to develop his thesis and, in the final chapter, he interprets the resurrection in light of this viewpoint.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1999
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0664256767
ISBN-13: 9780664256760
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Publisher's Description

By building on his view of Jesus first developed in Parables as Subversive Speech, William Herzog II argues that Jesus is intensely interested in the social, political, and economic well-being of humanity. He examines the conflict stories, exorcisms/healings, and the passion narrative to develop his thesis and, in the final chapter, he interprets the resurrection in light of this viewpoint.

Author Bio

William R. Herzog II was formerly Sallie Knowles Crozer Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in Rochester, New York. His books include Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed; Jesus, Justice, and the Reign of God: A Ministry of Liberation; and The Faith of Fifty Million: Baseball, Religion, and American Culture, all published by WJK.

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