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Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (Facets) [Paperback]

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Pages   334
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2007
Publisher   AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
ISBN  0800620380  
EAN  9780800620387  


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Although we loathe admitting it, Christians have often, through crusade, conquest, and commerce, used the name and power of Christ to promote and justify political, economic, and even military gain. Rieger's ambitious and faith-filled project chips away at the colonial legacy of Christology to find the authentic Christ - or rather the many authentic depictions of Christ in history and theology that survive our self-serving domestications. Against the seeming inevitability of globalized unfairness, Rieger holds up a "stumbling block" that confounds even empire.

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Although we loathe admitting it, Christians have often, through crusade, conquest, and commerce, used the name and power of Christ to promote and justify political, economic, and even military gain. Rieger's ambitious and faith-filled project chips away at the colonial legacy of Christology to find the authentic Christ - or rather the many authentic depictions of Christ in history and theology that survive our self-serving domestications. Against the seeming inevitability of globalized unfairness, Rieger holds up a "stumbling block" that confounds even empire.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard D. Wolff, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA Jung Mo Sung, Methodist University of Sao Paulo, Brazil Vitor Westhelle, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA Nestor Miguez, Instituto Universitario ISEDT, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sheila D. Collins, William Paterson University, USA Ken Estey, Brooklyn College, USA Jan Rehmann, Union Theological Seminary, USA Pamela K. Brubaker, California Lutheran University, USA Corey D.B. Walker, Brown University, USA Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, USA

Joerg Rieger currently resides in the state of Texas.

Joerg Rieger has published or released items in the following series...
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The Interaction Between Empire and Christianity  Jun 16, 2009
This well-researched book reveals how the "empire" shapes our theologies - both dominant theologies and the alternative theologies. Rieger explores the church during the periods of different empires (eg. Roman, Spanish, U.S., etc) to show the theological shaping force of empire. This is a book I will keep for constant reference.
 
Highly recommended for Christology shelves.  Sep 1, 2007
Joerg Rieger (Professor of Systematic Theology, Perkins School of Theology) presents Christ & Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times, an examination how our modern-day perception of Jesus Christ has been shaped by empires at critical turning points of history. Crusades, conquest, and commerce have spread the Christian faith for hundreds of years; Christ & Empire seeks to peel away the colonial legacy of Christology to find the true Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ's own refusal to submit to empire offers an intriguing and ironic contrast to the historical legacy of Christian empires, in this thoughtful, scholarly, and extensively researched treatise. Highly recommended for Christology shelves.
 
Wonderful  Jun 27, 2007
This is an amazing combination of current biblical, historical, and postcolonial studies to present a readable yet profound reflection on Christ that allows Christ to disturb us and awaken us from our slumber and imperial allegiance.
 

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