Item description for The Reign of God and Rome in Luke's Passion Narrative: An East Asian Global Perspective (Biblical Interpretation Series) by Yong-sung Ahn...
Through a cultural analysis of hegemonic (post)colonial relations, which characterize both the narrative world of Luke and the author's own reading context ---Korea--- this study examines how Luke's Passion Narrative (19:45-23:56) constructs the space-time of the Reign of God both in contest to and in compliance with that of the Roman Empire.
The author argues that Luke's colonial relations profoundly complicate the Gospel's theological perspectives. By contesting the established but anachronistic dichotomies of politics vs. religion, this world vs. the other, and by addressing scholarly neglect of the colonial collaboration between the Jerusalem leadership and Rome, this project seeks a holistic way of reading Luke.
Ahn's book may be conceived as the first phase of a larger project on the postcolonial interpretation of Luke-Acts in a self-conscious East Asian perspective. Seminary students and scholars, both biblical and East Asian, will find this book helpful.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004150137 ISBN13 9789004150133
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More About Yong-sung Ahn
Yong-Sung Ahn received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union and was formerly the editor of the monthly Biblical Studies for Preachers published by the Center for the Study of the Bible in Korea. He now teaches at several schools in Korea, including the Presbyterian College & Theological Seminary and Seoul Women's University. He focuses mainly on how Asian cultural studies and biblical studies can enrich each other.