Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes  -     By: Mitri Raheb
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Faith in the Face of Empire: The Bible through Palestinian Eyes

Orbis Books / 2014 / Paperback

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Through Palestinian eyes, a challenging view of how the reality of empire shapes the context of the biblical story and the ongoing experience of Middle East conflict.

Jesus was a Middle Easterner. If he were to travel through Western countries today he would be 'randomly' pulled aside and scrutinized. For Mitri Raheb, a Palestinain Christian living under Israeli occupation, the Middle Eastern context of the biblical story is crucial to its understanding and its relevance to his people today. A Palestinian reading of the Bible begins with an awareness of the role of empire - a constant feature of Palestine for thousands of years, from the Babylonians and Egyptians, to the Romans, Ottomans, British, and the state of Israel. Each empire imposed its own system of control undergirded by an imperial theology.

For "the people of the land," those who endure from one empire to the next, the question, "Where is God?" carries practical and theological urgency. For Raheb, faith in God is the hope that there is something greater than empire. Jesus embodied that hope, and so Raheb spells out Jesus' political program in relation to the Roman Empire of his time, its relevance for his community, and the biblical values relevant for the Middle East, past and present.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Orbis Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1626980659
ISBN-13: 9781626980655

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Author's Biography

Mitri Raheb is the President of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem as well as president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is the author of several books, including I Am a Palestinian Christian and Bethlehem Besieged.

Endorsements

To understand the Israeli/Palestinian conflict requires those on both sides be considered with respect. Mitri Raheb's book gives an impassioned, thoughtful and well written expression on the hurts and hopes of a Palestinian Christian. While you may not agree with everything in his appraisal of the issues and history of this conflict, what he has to tell us deserves serious consideration.
-Tony Campolo,
Professor Emeritus, Eastern University

Provocative and compelling. It will make believers and non-believers alike question their deeply held assumptions about the historical Jesus and what being a Christian means.
-Salim Tamari,
Institute for Palestine Studies

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