God & Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
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God & Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now  -     By: John Dominic Crossan

God & Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now

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From a founding member of the Jesus Seminar comes an examination of a central tension in the Bible: human military power vs. God's justice. Drawing parallels from first-century Rome, Crossan criticizes the concept of peace through military victory and argues that contemporary American policies be re-examined in light of Jesus' prophetic message. 272 pages, softcover from HarperCollins.

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Title: God & Empire: Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now
By: John Dominic Crossan
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.31 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 0060858311
ISBN-13: 9780060858315
Stock No: WW858315

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The bestselling author and prominent New Testament scholar draws parallels between 1st–century Roman Empire and 21st–century United States, showing how the radical messages of Jesus and Paul can lead us to peace today

Using the tools of expert biblical scholarship and a keen eye for current events, bestselling author John Dominic Crossan deftly presents the tensions exhibited in the Bible between political power and God’s justice. Through the revolutionary messages of Jesus and Paul, Crossan reveals what the Bible has to say about land and economy, violence and retribution, justice and peace, and ultimately, redemption. He examines the meaning of &#8220kingdom of God&#8221 prophesized by Jesus, and the equality recommended to Paul by his churches, contrasting these messages of peace against the misinterpreted apocalyptic vision from the book of Revelations, that has been co-opted by modern right-wing theologians and televangelists to justify the United State’s military actions in the Middle East.

Author Bio

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, and The Power of Parable. He lives in Minneola, Florida.

Editorial Reviews

“A dual tribute to intelligent faith and responsible citizenship, this book is as illuminating as it is timely.”
“This fine study of civilization, culture and transformation presents a complex subject in a clear and powerful way.”
“This book makes the best reading for the most readers of any that Crossan has written.”
“A wonderfully written and organized treatise... Thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly informative.”

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