Item description for Jesus & Utopia: Looking for the Kingdom of God in the Roman World by Mary Ann Beavis...
Overview Scholarship on the historical Jesus and, now, on the "Jesus movement" generally divides into separate camps around two sticky questions: was Jesus an apocalyptic prophet and was the movement around him political, that is nationalistic or revolutionary? Mary Ann Beavis moves the study of the historical Jesus in a dramatic new direction as she highlights the context of ancient utopian thought and utopian communities, drawing particularly on the Essene community and Philo's discussion of the Therapeutae, and argues that only ancient utopian thought accounts for the lack of explicit political echoes in Jesus' message of the kingdom of God.
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Studio: FORTRESS PRESS
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.69 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN 0800635620 ISBN13 9780800635626
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More About Mary Ann Beavis
Mary Ann Beavis is Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, St. Thomas More College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
Mary Ann Beavis has published or released items in the following series...