In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance  -     By: Richard A. Horsley
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In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance

Westminster John Knox Press / 2008 / Paperback

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The canon of Scripture developed against the context of Assyria, Babylon, Greece, and Rome. Here eight experts offer critical analysis of these world empires; illuminate countercultural claims that God was the true Emperor; and clarify the biblical message of resistance to imperial powers in every age.

Contributors:

  • Walter Brueggemann
  • John Dominic Crossan
  • Brigitte Kahl
  • Norman Gottwald
  • Jon Berquist
  • Warren Carter
  • Greg Carey
  • Neil Elliot
  • Richard A. Horsely
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of Pages: 192
    Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
    Publication Date: 2008
    Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
    ISBN: 0664232329
    ISBN-13: 9780664232320
    Availability: In Stock

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    Publisher's Description

    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.

    Author Bio

    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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