Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation by Elisabeth SchГјssler Fiorenza

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Published by Continuum International Publishing Group .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biblical studies, criticism & exegesis,
  • Christology,
  • The historical Jesus,
  • Bible - Criticism Interpretation - New Testament,
  • Historicity,
  • Theology - Christology,
  • Religion,
  • History of doctrines,
  • Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General,
  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General,
  • Christian Theology - Christology,
  • Christianity - Theology - Christology,
  • Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - New Testament,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Feminist Theology,
  • Jesus Christ

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8167709M
ISBN 100826412734
ISBN 109780826412737

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ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. 5/5(2). Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation seeks to interrupt the rhetorics and politics of meaning that, in the past decade, have compelled the proliferation of popular and scholarly books and articles about the Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation book Jesus, and that have turned Jesus into a commodity of neocapitalist western this spirited book, Elisabeth Schüssler.

Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation. Who was Jesus. Fiorenza, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, argues that from the Gospels on, those who have written about Jesus have defined him in their own image, which has tended to be.

This study of Jesus turns into a statement on American politics. Hendricks (Biblical Interpretation/New York Theological Seminary) begins with the questionable assertion that Jesus has not been viewed by the church as a political figure or as having a political message. Dehaven-Smith uses his knowledge and expertise in the field of political science to decipher the deeper meaning of Jesus' teachings in a political context.

In an era when many live in constant conflict, crime, and poverty, there is a dire need to seek a more peaceful world.5/5(4). Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation book a standard in many college and seminary ethics courses, The Politics of Jesus is also an excellent resource for the general reader desiring to understand Christ's response to the world of politics and his will for those who would follow by: John Howard Yoders work The Politics of Jesus has been recommended to me on more than one occasion, and after reading it I can understand why.

This book, originally published inand later revised and updated instill speaks powerfully today/5. “The Politics of Jesus is an instant classic—a book of stunning erudition, remarkable eloquence, and political courage.

But more than that, Hendricks gives us a pioneering account of the revolutionary Jesus that has rarely been as systematically expounded, or as theologically sophisticated, as this monumental work provides/5(94). Whether or not Jesus was involved with the Zealot movement of armed resistance to Rome is the provocative question this collection attempts to answer.

Twenty-six articles concentrate on four areas: methodology, the historical situation, New Testament exegesis, and the trials of Jesus before the Sanhedrin and Pilate. “The Politics of Jesus is an instant classic—a book of stunning erudition, remarkable eloquence, and political courage.

But more than that, Hendricks gives us a pioneering account of the revolutionary Jesus that has rarely been as systematically expounded, or as theologically sophisticated, as this monumental work provides. The book did a great job of uncovering the disconnection between the example of Jesus and the conduct of the politicians who most vocally try to present themselves as Christian.

The author is obviously an expert and the work is scholarly. confronting the hypocrisy of the Wall Street loving, right wing "Christian" politicians is something that /5.

book is well written and each chapter of this revised edition contains an epilogue that helps to update it with new information since the days of the first edition. The Politics of Jesus is John Howard Yoder's treatise on Jesus' political inclinations, based on and in response to twentieth century biblical Size: KB.

Douglas E. Oakman's recent The Political Aims of Jesus is a welcome addition to a growing corpus of critical studies of the historical Jesus in his first century Roman context. In the preface, Oakman reveals a deep appreciation for the work of the father of modern historical Jesus studies, H.S.

Reimarus ( - ).Cited by: 7. "Tradition has painted a portrait of a Savior who stands aloof from governmental concerns and who calls his disciples to an apolitical life.

But such a picture of Jesus is far from accurate, according to John Howard Yoder. This watershed work in New Testament ethics leads us to a Savior who was deeply concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, /5(14). The book first surveys the multiple ways the image of an apolitical Jesus has been propagated, then canvasses the Gospel narrative to reveal how Jesus is /5(12).

We see this revelation most clearly in the life and teaching of Jesus. One of our most sophisticated interpreters of this story has been John Howard Yoder.

This essay presents a summary of Yoder’s argument in his classic book, The Politics of Jesus. The New Testament, centered on the story, presents a political philosophy. This philosophy has at its core a. One of my earliest teachers of Jesus' nonviolence was the great Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder.I remember discovering in the fall of his seminal work, The Politics of Jesus, and.

Jesus’ passion for the kingdom of God led to his passion in the narrower sense of the word: his arrest, suffering, and death. This is the political meaning of Good Friday. Easter also has a political meaning: it meant that God said yes to Jesus’ passion for a transformed world and no to the powers of domination that killed him.

Of course. THE POLITICS OF JESUS: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of What Jesus Believed and How It Was Corrupted User Review - Kirkus. This study of Jesus turns into a statement on American politics. Hendricks (Biblical Interpretation/New York Theological Seminary) begins with the questionable assertion that Jesus has not been viewed.

The ‘politics of Jesus’ is an offensive or dangerous phrase for most evangelicals. This is part of the reason for its importance as a title both of Yoder’s book, and this summary of it.

Yoder presents us (paradoxically) with a pacifist Jesus who did not come to bring ‘peace’ (in the sense of unity in compromise) but a ‘sword‘ (of File Size: KB.

Jesus Christ, the Liberator 1. Introduction In their attempt to understand, describe and relate to the person of Jesus of Nazareth, Christians over the centuries have used many titles.1 None of them is sufficient by itself, nor combined do they completely embrace the person of Jesus Christ.

Gerald O’CollinsFile Size: 98KB. Get this from a library. The hidden teachings of Jesus: the political meaning of the kingdom of God. [Lance DeHaven-Smith]. Buy Featured Book Title The Politics of Jesus that the root event from which the foundational meaning of Judaism and the entire Judeo-Christian faith tradition flows is a political event--the Author: Obery M.

Hendricks. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version Client Academic. The Politics of Jesus – A Sermon on Luke I want to talk with you today about politics.

When I say politics I’m including not only elected officials and the governmental process, I’m also including you and me, the opinions we hold, the decisions we make, and the ways we relate to one another.

The Politics Surrounding Jesus' Crucifixion – THE REAL HISTORY BEHIND JESUS' CRUCIFIXION Throughout the years, the crucifixion of Jesus has been depicted in iconic paintings and statues, church plays, feature films, etc. Billions of people across the globe have worn the cross as a symbol of faith.

The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of What Jesus Believed and How It Was Corrupted Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Author Doubleday $26 (p) ISBN More. Jesus, also called Jesus Christ, Jesus of Galilee, or Jesus of Nazareth, (born c.

6–4 bc, Bethlehem—died c. ad 30, Jerusalem), religious leader revered in Christianity, one of the world’s major is regarded by most Christians as the Incarnation of God. The history of Christian reflection on the teachings and nature of Jesus is examined in the article Christology.

The book first surveys the multiple ways the image of an apolitical Jesus has been propagated, then canvasses the Gospel narrative to reveal how Jesus is rightly portrayed as a thinker and leader immediately concerned with the agenda of politics and the related issues of power, status, and right relations.

to illuminate the meaning and significance of two large biblical themes, “the prophetic imagination” and “Christ and the powers,” which together lay the groundwork for discerning the biblical witness regarding the politics of Jesus.1 2 The Political Gospel The Prophetic Imagination The politics of Jesus are rooted in the propheticFile Size: 4MB.

In The Politics of Jesus, John H. Yoder argues that mainline ethicists have falsely assumed that the Jesus in the gospels fails to present us with a normative social ethic.

In his careful study of the gospel of Luke and other scriptures; Yoder shows us that Jesus not only showed us a social ethic, but also that Jesus' ethic was accepted as /5(49). Complete summary of John H. Yoder's The Politics of Jesus. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Politics of Jesus.

In Aslan’s telling, Jesus was a political revolutionary who fought for social justice, championed the downtrodden, and sought actively to disrupt Rome’s dominion and. The ‘politics of Jesus’ is an offensive or dangerous phrase for most evangelicals.

This is part of the reason for its importance as a title both of Yoder’s book, and this summary of it. Yoder presents us (paradoxically) with a pacifist Jesus who did not come to bring ‘peace’ (in the sense of unity in compromise) but a ‘sword‘ (of.

Jesus the Man: New Interpretations from the Dead Sea Scrolls is a book written by the Australian biblical scholar and theologian Barbara was first published by Doubleday in with the title, Jesus & The Riddle of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Unlocking The Secrets of His Life Story.

Using a technique that the author calls "pesher", she purports to have uncovered evidence in Author: Barbara Thiering. Elaine Pagels, née Hiesey (born Febru ), is an American religious is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton has conducted extensive research into early Christianity and Gnosticism.

Her best-selling book The Gnostic Gospels () examines the divisions in the early Christian church, and the way that women Alma mater: Stanford University (B.A. Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., Author, The Politics of Jesus and Professor of Biblical Interpretation, New York Theological Seminary Melody C.

Barnes, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for. The Gospel of Matthew begins with the words "The Book of Genealogy [in Greek, "Genesis"] of Jesus Christ", deliberately echoing the words of Genesis in the Old Testament in Greek.

The genealogy tells of Jesus' descent from Abraham and King David and the miraculous events surrounding his virgin birth, and the infancy narrative tells of the massacre of the innocents.

Hendricks is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at New York Theological Seminary and author of the new book The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus.

Historical Jesus is the reconstruction of the life and teachings of Jesus by critical historical methods, in contrast to Christological definitions (the Christ of Christianity) and other Christian accounts of Jesus (the Christ of faith).

It also considers the historical and cultural contexts in which Jesus lived. Virtually all reputable scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed. As one of my students once remarked, Jesus’ action in the Temple was focused on the issue of sacrifice, but what he did was unleashed a perfect storm of political opposition from Tiberius’ Rome and Antipas’ Galilee as well as from the Jerusalem of Pilate and Caiaphas.

Later interpretation has also shown itself naïve in treating Jesus.A Biblical Perspective on Politics (in the context of the Christian response to unjust economics) Introduction. Christian involvement in politics is a controversial area and is often avoided because we do not wish to be seen taking sides for one party or another or because we say that "politics is dirty and is not for Christians".Going into reading this I heard Who is Jesus was somewhat of an elementary introduction about who Jesus is.

I am glad to say I was proven wrong. The first few chapters may have felt like this, but very quickly we realize this is a book that a person who has been a Christian for twenty years could pick up and see Jesus in a new light/5.

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