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Bibil Identifier bibil:218066
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Kingdom of God, 'Utopia' and Theocracy
Author Beavis, Mary A.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus (Volume: 2, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 91-106 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While the phrase 'the kingdom of God' has obvious political overtones, its use by Jesus has most often been interpreted in social, eschatological and theological terms. This paper will survey representative interpretations of this concept in the secondary literature, and attempt to situate Jesus' understanding of 'the rule of God' within the spectrum of Greco-Roman and hellenistic Jewish political thought, with special reference to utopian and theocratic ideas. In addition, the paper will examine Jesus' use of this utopian and theocratic phrase in the context of Jewish nationalism under Roman rule, as explicated by D. Mendels.
DOI 10.1177/147686900400200104
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Kingdom of God
Genres Research History
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