Message And The Kingdom

Message And The Kingdom

by Richard A. Horsley, Richard A. Horsely
     
 

Set against the backdrop of Roman imperial history, The Message and the Kingdom demonstrates how the quest for the kingdom of God by Jesus, Paul, and the earliest churches should be understood as both a spiritual journey and a political response to the "mindless acts of violence, inequality, and injustice that characterized the kings of men." Horsley and… See more details below

Overview

Set against the backdrop of Roman imperial history, The Message and the Kingdom demonstrates how the quest for the kingdom of God by Jesus, Paul, and the earliest churches should be understood as both a spiritual journey and a political response to the "mindless acts of violence, inequality, and injustice that characterized the kings of men." Horsley and Silberman reveal how the message of Jesus and Paul was profoundly shaped by the history of their time as well as the social conditions of the congregations to whom they preached.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634674
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Map 1The Province of Judea and Surrounding Regions in the Time of Jesus
Map 2The Eastern Mediterranean in the Time of Paul
Prologue: Searching for Jesus1
1Heavenly Visions9
2Remaking the Galilee22
3Faith Healer43
4Power and Public Order65
5Preaching the Word88
6Reviving the Nations114
7Assemblies of the Saints145
8Spirits in Conflict163
9Storming the Kingdom184
10The Triumph of Caesar205
11Keeping the Faith224
Timeline 1The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth233
Timeline 2The Career of Paul234
Bibliographical Notes237
Bibliography261
Index279

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