Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire

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InterVarsity Press, 27 mai 2015 - 258 pagini
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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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

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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

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Preface
7
PART ONE Context Remixed
13
Placing Ourselves
15
2 Colossians and Disquieted Globalization
38
3 Placing Colossians
49
4 Contexted Fruitfulness in the Shadow of Empire
65
PART TWO Truth Remixed
77
5 Subversive Poetry and Contested Imagination
79
PART THREE Praxis Remixed
145
9 An Ethic of Secession
147
10 An Ethic of Community
169
11 An Ethic of Liberation
201
12 A Suffering Ethic
220
Bibliography
234
Author Index
247
Subject Index
249

6 Regimes of Truth and the Word of Truth
96
7 What Is Truth?
115
8 Faithful Improvisation and Idolatrous Lies
132
Scripture Index
254
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Brian J. Walsh serves as the Christian Reformed Church chaplain to the University of Toronto. With Richard J. Middleton, he wrote The Transforming Vision and Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be (both IVP). He is also the author of Langdon Gilkey (University Press of America, 1992) and Subversive Christianity (Alta Vista College Press, 1994).

Keesmaat is adjunct professor of biblical studies and hermeneutics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. She wrote two articles for the IVP Women's Bible Commentary, and she wrote the book Paul and His Story (Sheffield, 1999). She is also editor of The Advent of Justice (Dordt College Press, 1994).

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