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The Social Gospel Of Jesus
     

The Social Gospel Of Jesus

by Bruce J Malina
 

ISBN-10: 0800632478

ISBN-13: 9780800632472

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

Overview

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800632472
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
11/08/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
196
Sales rank:
1,230,895
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

Table of Contents


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Foreword by William R. Herzog II
Preface
Introduction
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
Abbreviations
Bibliography
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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