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Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
In Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine, Richard A. Horsley offers one of the most comprehensive critical analyses of Jesus of Nazareth's mission and how he became a significant historical figure. In his study Horsley brings a fuller historical knowledge of the context and implications of recent research to bear on the investigation of the historical Jesus. Breaking ...more
Hardcover, 204 pages
Published December 20th 2013 by University of South Carolina Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Daniel Gullotta
I would like to express my thanks to the University of South Carolina Press for supplying me a review copy of this book.

Richard A. Horsley is one of the most dominant figures within modern historical Jesus scholarship. He is an absolutely prolific writer on all things politically and economically related to the historical Jesus, the apostle Paul, and Christian origins. Without overstating the reality, one cannot escape the influence Horsley’s work has had on the field, given his expertise in sub
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Michael Mulberry
Jun 06, 2014 Michael Mulberry rated it liked it
Richard Horsley is one of my favorite scholars and so I always enjoy his analysis and insight. This book is compromised, however, by his constant digs at the Jesus Seminar. Horsley relates a Jesus who is seeking to renew the Mosaic Covenant by reestablishing and knitting together villages that were being rent by the divisive effects of empire. In that way, Jesus is among a long line of Jewish prophets. I would strongly recommend Horsley's "Covenant Economics" and "The Liberation of Christmas: ...more
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