In The Shadow Of Empire

In The Shadow Of Empire

by Richard A. Horsley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664232329

ISBN-13: 9780664232320

Pub. Date: 10/31/2008

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

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

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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 againstthe 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664232320
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
419,675
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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