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Bibil Identifier bibil:231741
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Jesus, Paul and Power
Title (English, ) Rhetoric, Ritual, and Metaphor in Ancient Mediterranean Christianity
Author Talbott, Rick F.
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 1091
Place 225.08
Publishing house Cascade Books
Place Eugene, Oregon
ISBN 978-1-59752-448-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxiii Pages
194 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Notes Foreword by S. Scott Bartchy
Abstract Jesus of Nazareth and Paul of Tarsus represent two of the most influential figures of history because of the expansion of later Christianity. But Christianity's historical development includes a checkered and troubling past of abusive power that also impugns both Jesus and Paul. European colonialism carried the "gospel" to the world, claiming Jesus and Paul as architects of its oppressive empire building. Modern churches in America quote Jesus and Paul to inspire, inform, and justify a host of cultural values that often include the subordination of women and marginalization of others who differ in beliefs, values, and lifestyles.
Talbott analyzes how Jesus and Paul responded to the systems of oppressive power in their day, and how each in turn used power to form their respective communities. The conclusions are based on the most recent scholarly approaches to Jesus and Paul and will enable modern readers to judge for themselves how Jesus and Paul envisioned the use of power among their communities.
Talbott "displays both a truly extraordinary range of reading across disciplines and the mental dexterity to integrate many of the contesting views that circulate in contemporary scholarship, with special attention to the contributions of many feminist scholars. Then he proposes original solutions to some of the most vexing problems related to understanding Jesus and Paul in the context of ancient Mediterranean religion and culture. His powerful key to unlocking the door to deeper understanding of these ancient documents is his close analysis of how Paul's letters describe and apply power when compared with the evidence in the Jesus tradition."
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Power (Political)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Corinthians : 1 Corinthians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Socio-historical Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Gender Studies
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Man
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Paul
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