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In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance [Paperback]

By Richard A. Horsley (Editor)
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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 include Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, and Brigitte Kahl.

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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 "against"the 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.

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In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance by Richard A. Horsley has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Christian Century - 12/15/2009 page 48


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Item Specifications...


Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   199
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2008
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664232329  
ISBN13  9780664232320  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard A. Horsley is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA, and is author of Galilee: History, Politics, and People (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1995).

Richard A. Horsley currently resides in the state of Massachusetts.

Richard A. Horsley has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries


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