Jesus and the Chaos of History Paperback

Redirecting the Life of the Historical Jesus

by James G. Crossley;

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Jesus and the Chaos of History

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In Jesus and the Chaos of History, James G. Crossley looks at the way the earliest traditions about Jesus interacted with a context of social upheaval and the ways in which this historical chaos of the early first century led to a range of ideas which were taken up, modified, ignored, and reinterpreted in the movement that followed. Crossley examines how the earliest Palestinian tradition intersected with social upheaval and historical change and how accidental, purposeful, discontinuous, contradictory, and implicit meanings in the developments of ideas appeared in the movement that followed. He considers the ways seemingly egalitarian and countercultural ideas co-exist with ideas of dominance and power and how human reactions to socio-economic inequalities can end up mimicking dominant power. In this case, the book analyses how a Galilean 'protest' movement laid the foundations for its own brand of imperial rule. This evaluation is carried out in detailed studies on the kingdom of God and 'Christology', 'sinners' and purity, and gender and revolution.

Jesus and the Chaos of History by James G. Crossley was published by Oxford University Press in February 2015 and is our 59587th best seller. The ISBN for Jesus and the Chaos of History is 9780199570584.

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Details for Jesus and the Chaos of History

Page last updated 15th September 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (February 2015)
Number of Pages288
Thickness15 mm
Height203 mm
Width135 mm
Product Code4300021
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