The Social Gospel Of Jesusby Bruce J Malina
Pub. Date: 11/08/2000
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Scholars are agreed that the central metaphor in Jesus' proclamation was the kingdom of God. But what did that phrase mean in the first-century Palestinian world of Jesus? Since it is a political metaphor, what did Jesus envision as the political import of his message? Since this is tied to the political economy, how was that structured in Jesus' day? How is the violence of Jesus' Mediterranean world addressed in the kingdom? And how does "self-denial" fit into Jesus' agenda?
Malina tackles these questions in a very accessible way, providing a social-scientific analysis, meaning that he brings to bear explicit models and a comparative approach toward an exciting interpretation of what Jesus was up to, and how his first-century audience would have heard him.
Author Bio: Bruce J. Malina is Professor of Theology at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, and the author (or co-author) of fourteen books including his recent Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Revelation (Fortress Press, 2000).
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Table of Contents
Foreword by William R. Herzog II
1. Why Proclaim the Kingdom of God?
2. Mediterranean Violence and the Kingdom
3. Hidden Social Dimensions of the Kingdom
4. The Kingdom and Political Economy
5. The Kingdom and Jesus' Self-Denying Followers
6. The Social Gospel of Jesus and Its Outcomes
Index of Ancient Sources
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Four Basic Institutions of Human Society
Figure 2: Types of Society
Figure 3: Model of Vigilantism
Figure 4: Comparative Chart of Four Modes of Political Social Interaction
Figure 5: Embedded Economics and Embedded Religion with Modes of Political Interaction
Figure 6: Models of the Self
Figure 7: Group Formation
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