In the Shadow of Empire Paperback
Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance
by Richard A Horsely;
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In the Shadow of Empire
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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 "against"the 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.
In the Shadow of Empire by Richard A Horsely was published by Westminster John Knox in October 2008 and is our 47813th best seller. The ISBN for In the Shadow of Empire is 9780664232320.
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|Author / Artist||Richard A Horsely|
|Publisher||Westminster John Knox (October 2008)|
|Number of Pages||280|
|Page last updated||25th September 2017|