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. Paperback , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about In the Shadow of Empire , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about In the Shadow of Empire.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Aug 03, Mark Sequeira added it. Horsley is excellent on understanding the Imperial dynamic in much of Jesus' understanding and teaching.
It's a shame we don't understand better how much Rome had permeated Jewish thought and teaching either in compromising with it or violently reacting to it. Nov 20, Rick Webster rated it liked it.
Richard Horsley is the editor of this collection of essays from various authors. The book 'reclaim' the narrative intent and trajectory of the bible as a text that primarily documents the lives of the Jewish people as a reaction to the excesses and oppression of various empires.
Particular attention is paid to the life and times and wor Richard Horsley is the editor of this collection of essays from various authors. Other chapters were less effective. I felt that treatment of The Aposatle Paul was sometimes reaching for a conclusion. This is a treatment of the subject that, though I think it fails to achieve it's stated objective "Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance" certainly adds to the conversation and offers ample evidence for the premise.
Oct 08, Donald Linnemeyer rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, the book was alright. It started out fairly strong, with Gottwald and Brueggemann very interesting stuff on the economics of the ancient world , but went downhill from there, especially with some of the New Testament essays.
Not that they didn't have any interesting observations. Warren Carter's claim that the devil's temptation of Christ had anti-imperial undertones, since it implies Satan is the power behind the kingdoms of the world Rome , added a nice new spin to the story. Overall Overall, the book was alright. Overall, though, you could tell most of the authors were just reaching most of the time, trying to unearth empire everywhere they could.
Be the first to ask a question about In the Shadow of Empire. Includes bibliographical references p. Kenny rated it liked it Mar 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In this book, nine experts bring a critical analysis of these world empires in the background of the Old and New Testaments. I accept this policy Find out more here.
Efforts like that produce some gems, but more often you get pretty forced interpretations and a general flattening of the bible's complexity on the issue. Nov 16, Christine rated it really liked it. Ignore the liberal bent saying that Operation Iraqi Freedom was imperialistic. We went in and stopped a tyrant who was filling mass graves, gassing whole towns, closing hospitals, and cutting off food supplies and utilities.
Nov 29, Thomas Keller rated it it was amazing. The way I started to explore the Empire traces. An interesting look into the influence of the bible in its resistance of violence.
Leni rated it liked it Jun 17, Kathleen rated it it was amazing Nov 01, Evan rated it really liked it May 18, John Bermel rated it really liked it Dec 27, Jeff rated it really liked it Jan 14, Skip to content Skip to search. Home This edition , English, Book edition: In the shadow of empire: Physical Description vii, p. Westminster John Knox ; Edinburgh: Check copyright status Cite this Title In the shadow of empire: Other Authors Horsley, Richard A.
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Summary "The Bible tells the stories of many empires. And many are still considered some of the largest of the ancient and classical world: In this 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 as a call to resist imperial powers in every age.
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