Bibliography: The Kingdom versus the Empire

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Books on EMPIRE AND THE NEW TESTAMENT Study by American Academy of Religion

I There are books that help us understand what living in the Roman Empire was like.

+The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide,  Warren Carter  2009

God and Empire: Jesus against Rome, then and now, John Dominic Crossan 2009

Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire: The Development of Christian Discourse, Averil Cameron 1991

II There are those that deal topically, and, generally cover Jesus or Paul in relation to the Empire.

Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary, Marcus Borg 2000

Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder,  Richard Horsley 2002

Jesus and Spiral of Violence, Richard Horsley 1993

Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine, Richard Horsley  2013

Jesus and the Powers: Conflict, Covenant, and the Hope of the Poor, Richard Horsley 2010

Jesus in Context: Power, People, and Performance, Richard Horsley  2008

The Prophet Jesus and the Renewal of Israel, Richard Horsley 2012

The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted, Obery Hendricks  2006

Jesus, Justice and the Reign of God, William Herzog II 1999

The Politics of Jesus, John Howard Yoder 1972

Jesus and Politics: Confronting the Powers, Alan Storkey  2005

The Social Gospel of Jesus, Bruce Malina  2001

ReJesus: A Wild Messiah for a Missional Church, Frost and Hirsch, 2008

Prophet and Teacher: An Introduction to the Historical Jesus, William Herzog 2005

In Search of Paul, John Dominic Crossan, Jonathan Reed  2009

The First Paul: Reclaiming the Radical Visionary Behind the Church’s Conservative  Icon, John Crossan and Marcus Borg  2009

Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society, Richard Horsley 1997

Paul and the Roman Imperial Order, Richard Horsley 2004

Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation, Kathy Ehrensperger 2013

Apostle to the Conquered: Re-imagining Paul’s Mission (Paul in Critical Contexts), Davina Lopez 2008

Transient Apostle, Timothy Luckritz Marquis 2013

The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes (Paul in Critical Contexts), Christopher Stanley 2011

Paul and the Faithfulness of God, N T Wright 2013

Paul: In Fresh Perspective, N. T. Wright  2009

Liberating Paul, Neil Elliott 2006

The Politics of Heaven: Women, Gender, and Empire in the Study of Paul (Paul in Critical Contexts), Joseph Marchal  2008

John, Jesus, and the Renewal of Israel, Horsley and Thatcher 2013

Being the Church in the Midst of Empire, Karen L. Bloomquist 2005

III The third are those that show the effect of the Empire on the New Testament or on particular books of the New Testament.

Theology of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann 2012

A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament, Bruce Birch Editor 2011

The Tribes of Yahweh: A Sociology of the Religion of Liberated Israel, Norman Gottwald 1979

The Bible and Liberation, Gottwald and Horsley 1993

+In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance, Richard Horsley editor 2008

+Empire in the New Testament,  Stanley Porter and Cynthia Westfall eds 2011

Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations, Warren Carter 2001

Matthew and the Margins: A Sociopolitical and Religious Reading,  Warren Carter 2013

Mark and Empire: Feminist Reflections, Laurel Cobb, 2013

Discourses of Empire: The Gospel of Mark from a Postcolonial Perspective, Han Leander, 2013

+Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark’s Story of Jesus, Ched Myers 1987

Luke’s Jesus in the Roman Empire and the Emperor in the Gospel of Luke, Pyung Soo Seo, 2015

The Roman Empire in Luke’s Narrative (The Library of New Testament Studies), Kazuhiko Yamazaki-Ransom 2010

Luke-Acts and Empire: Essays in Honor of Robert L. Brawley,  David Rhoads and David Esterline 2011

World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age, Kavin Rowe 2009

Acts of Empire: The Acts of the Apostles and Imperial Ideology, (Sino-Christian Studies: Supplement) Christine Petterson 2012

John and Empire: Initial Explorations, Warren Carter  2008

Greater Than Caesar: Christology and Empire in the Fourth Gospel, Tom Thatcher 2009

The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire (Paul in Critical Contexts), Neil Elliot 2008

Paul and the Politics of Difference: A Contextual Study of the Jewish-Gentile Difference in Galatians and Romans, Jae Won Lee 2014

Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, household, and empire in 1 Corinthians 1-7., Ok-Pil Kim 2011

Picturing Paul in Empire: Imperial Image, Text and Persuasion in Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles, Harry O Maier 2013

+Galatians Re-Imagined: Reading With the Eyes of the Vanquished, Brigitte Kahl 2010

Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire, Walsh and Keesmaat 2004

Paul’s Macedonian Associations: The Social Context of Philippians & 1 Thessalonians, Richard S. Ascough 2003

Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race and Culture in Philemon (Paul in Critical Contexts), Matthew Johnson 2009

Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to “the Hebrews”, Jason Whitlark 2014

What Does Revelation Reveal? Unlocking the Mystery, Warren Carter  2011

Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins, Steven Friesen 2006

Reading Revelation Responsibly: Uncivil Worship and Witness: Following the Lamb into the New Creation, Michael Gorman 2011

Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now, by Howard-Brook and Gwyther  2013

No Longer at Ease: Seven Churches and the Empire: A Study of Revelation 1-3, Kent Ulery 2011

Still being Categorized

Convictions: How I Learned What Matters Most, Marcus Borg 2014

The First Christmas, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, 2009

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann  2012

Prophetic Imagination, Walter Brueggemann (revised) 2012

Sabbath as Resistance, Walter Brueggemann 2014

Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination, Walter Brueggemann, 1993

Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture, Walter Brueggemann 2013

Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower, Christopher Bryan  2005

Seven Events That Shaped the New Testament World, Warren Carter  2013

The Reemergence of Liberation Theologies: Models for the Twenty-First Century, Thia Cooper, Ed

Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony (Revised), Hauerwas & Willimon 2014

Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed, William R. Herzog, 1994

Hidden Transcripts And The Arts Of Resistance: Applying The Work Of James C. Scott To Jesus And Paul, Richard Horsley  2004

Message and the Kingdom  by Richard Horsley  2002

The Church Before Christianity, Wes Howard-Brook 2013

Come Out, My People! God’s Call out of Empire in the Bible and Beyond, Wes Howard-Brook 2012

+Empire Baptized, Wes Howard-Brook

Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians, Pui-lan Kwok and Don H. Compier 2007

Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in New Testament Studies,  Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica 2012

The Underground Church: Reclaiming the subversive way of Jesus, Robin Meyers 2012

Subverting the Devil’s Kingdom 24/7 , Jared Moore 2012

+Christian Origins and Greco-Roman Culture, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts 2012

Faith in the Face of Empire: the Bible Through Palestinian Eyes, Mitri Raheb  2014

Imperialism and resistance, Rees, John, 1957

Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times, Joerg Rieger, 2007.

Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude, Joerg Rieger  2013

Religion, Theology, and Class, Joerg Rieger  2013

Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts, James C Scott 1992

Subversive Kingdom: Living as Agents of Gospel Transformation, Ed Setzer 2012

Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus, Mike Slaughter, 2014

Subversive Meals: An Analysis of the Lord’s Supper under Roman Domination during the First Century, R. Alan Streett 2013

To Caesar What Is Caesar’s: Tribute, Taxes, and Imperial Administration in Early Roman Palestine, Fabian Udoh  2005

Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals, Trevin Wax 2010

Pax Romana and the Peace of Jesus Christ, Klaus Wengst 1987

+ Books to be reviewed in the DCM blog

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