Jesus and the Subversion of Violence Paperback
Wrestling with the New Testament Evidence
by Thomas R Yoder Neufeld;
In Stock - Order before 4pm for same day dispatchWant it on Tuesday 24 October?
Order within 46 hours and 46 minutes for delivery on Tuesday 24 October when you choose Next Day Delivery at the Checkout
Offer price: £7.50 Free Delivery when you spend £10
Price and PurchaseOffer price: £7.50 Go to Basket
If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?Find Out More
Jesus and the Subversion of Violence
Full Product Description
Jesus and the Subversion of Violence by Thomas R Yoder Neufeld was published by SPCK in September 2011 and is our 54626th best seller. The ISBN for Jesus and the Subversion of Violence is 9780281060689.
Reviews of Jesus and the Subversion of Violence
Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review
Jesus and the Subversion of ViolenceSu Reid, via The Good Book Stall
This book reads as a diverse set of New Testament passages and Christian doctrines, and usefully summarises, in each case, a number of existing or possible interpretations. The passages include, in order, The Sermon on the Mount; the ‘Parable of the Unforgiving Slave’; the ‘cleansing of the Temple’; the doctrine of the Atonement; a so-called ‘Household Code’ in which passages and verses, mainly from the Epistles, are read as instructions for domestic life and the ordering of domestic power; and apocalyptic passages describing or foreseeing ‘Divine warfare’. These readings are presented as part of a single argument suggesting that, although they all describe or invoke ‘violence’, Jesus appears through them as a model of ‘the subversion of violence’ rather than of its ‘legitimization’. This hardly surprising conclusion might become more intriguing if the varied concepts clustered here as ‘violence’ were interrogated a little; and also if the sometimes interesting information about the social and political circumstances in which the passages were written was allowed to suggest that what is under consideration is actually not Christ himself but interpretations of him made by different writers in strongly differing times.
Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Jesus and the Subversion of Violence.
Details for Jesus and the Subversion of Violence
|Author / Artist||Thomas R Yoder Neufeld|
|Publisher||SPCK (September 2011)|
|Number of Pages||176|
|Page last updated||16th October 2017|