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Bibil Identifier bibil:153250
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Theological Politics and the Davidic Monarchy: Three Examples of Theological Exegesis
Author Allen, Michael
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 30, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 137-162 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Karl Barth, Oliver O'Donovan, and Walter Brueggemann explicitly link their constructive political projects to extensive Scriptural exegesis. I will investigate their different readings of the Davidic monarchy within the life of Israel as a means by which to exposit and critique their respective accounts of centralized governmental authority. Along the way, three important judgments will be suggested from their theological exegesis for the task of theological politics: the analogical subordination of human government to divine judgment, an encouragement of prophetic counter-politics to ward off imperial idolatry, and affirmation of a positive creaturely witness to divine action.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Barth, Karl
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Authority
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : United Monarchy (1030-933) : David
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