Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire
Have we really heard the message of Colossians? Is this New Testament book just another religious text whose pretext is an ideological grab for dominating power? Reading Colossians in context, ancient and contemporary, can perhaps give us new ears to hear. In this innovative and refreshing book Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat explain our own sociocultural context to then help us get into the world of the New Testament and get a sense of the power of the gospel as it addressed those who lived in Colossae two thousand years ago. Their reading presents us with a radical challenge from the apostle Paul for today. Drawing together biblical scholarship with a passion for authentic lives that embody the gospel, this groundbreaking interpretation of Colossians provides us with tools to subvert the empire of our own context in a way that acknowledges the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - shannonkearns - LibraryThing
It only gets three stars because it's written in a really obnoxious style. Once the book gets rolling, though, the theology and the praxis are excellent. Citiți recenzia completă
LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - jd234512 - LibraryThing
If I had read this book several years ago, I believe my review of it would have been even more positive. This is largely because this idea of subverting the empire was a fresh idea that was really ... Citiți recenzia completă
PART THREE Praxis Remixed
9 An Ethic of Secession
10 An Ethic of Community
11 An Ethic of Liberation
12 A Suffering Ethic
6 Regimes of Truth and the Word of Truth
7 What Is Truth?
8 Faithful Improvisation and Idolatrous Lies
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