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The Resource Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine

Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine

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Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine
Title
Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
In Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine, Richard A. Horsley offers one of the most comprehensive critical analyses of Jesus of Nazareth's mission and how he became a significant historical figure. In his study, Horsley brings a fuller historical knowledge of the context and implications of recent research to bear on the investigation of the historical Jesus. Breaking with the standard focus on isolated individual sayings of Jesus, Horsley argues that the sources for Jesus in historical interaction are the Gospels and the speeches of Jesus that they include, read critically in their historical context. This work addresses the standard assumptions that the historical Jesus has been presented primarily as a sage or apocalyptic visionary. In contrast, based on a critical reconsideration of the Gospels and contemporary sources for Roman imperial rule in Judea and Galilee, Horsley argues that Jesus was fully involved in the conflicted politics of ancient Palestine. Learning from anthropological studies of the more subtle forms of peasant politics, Horsley discerns from these sources how Jesus, as a Moses- and Elijah-like prophet, generated a movement of renewal in Israel that was focused on village communities. Following the traditional prophetic pattern, Jesus pronounced God's judgment against the rulers in Jerusalem and their Roman patrons. This confrontation with the Jerusalem rulers and his martyrdom at the hands of the Roman governor, however, became the breakthrough that empowered the rapid expansion of his movement in the immediately ensuing decades. In the broader context of this comprehensive historical construction of Jesus's mission, Horsley also presents a fresh new analysis of Jesus's healings and exorcisms and his conflict with the Pharisees, topics that have been generally neglected in the last several decades
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horsley, Richard A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus Christ
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Historicity of Jesus Christ
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Christianity
  • Biblical Studies / New Testament
  • RELIGION
Label
Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting the whole story -- Jesus and the politics of Roman Palestine -- Jesus and imperial violence -- Illness and possession, healing and exorcism -- Renewal of covenantal community -- Conflict with the Scribes and Pharisees -- Crucifixion as breakthrough
Control code
ocn871635828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 548196
  • 22573/ctv6vtkrz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871635828
Label
Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting the whole story -- Jesus and the politics of Roman Palestine -- Jesus and imperial violence -- Illness and possession, healing and exorcism -- Renewal of covenantal community -- Conflict with the Scribes and Pharisees -- Crucifixion as breakthrough
Control code
ocn871635828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 online resource)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611172942
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 548196
  • 22573/ctv6vtkrz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871635828

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