Political Aims of Jesus

ISBN-10: 0800638476

ISBN-13: 9780800638474

Edition: 2012

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Amid competing portrayals of the 'cynic Jesus,' the 'peasant Jesus,' and the 'apocalyptic Jesus,' the 'political Jesus' remains a marginal figure. Oakman argues that advances in our understanding of the political economy of Roman Galilee warrant a revival of Reimarus's understanding of Jesus as an instigator of revolutionary change.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface
Revisiting Reimarus
Strands of the Previous Discussion
The Present Moment in Historical Jesus Scholarship
Method in the Quest for Jesus' Political Aims
Conceptualizing Roman Imperial Patronage Politics
First-Century Politics and the Social Sciences
The Shape of Agrarian Power
The Politics of Peasantry
Power and Imperium
The Political Setting of Roman Palestine
Political Characteristics of Galilee under Herod Antipas
Jesus of Nazareth, Peasant Artisan in Galilee
Jesus as Peasant Theologian and Broker of the Kingdom of God
The Tables and the Table
Patronage Politics and Jesus' Subversive Praxis
Mammon and the Tables
Passover and the Table
Eating with Tax Collectors and "Sinners"
Taxes, Debts, and the Prayer of Jesus
Crucifixion as a Lestes
Worldly Power and Cosmic Powers
From Agrarian Galilee to Urban Artisans and Freedmen
Jesus' Aims and the First Level of Interpretation
Jesus' Aims and the Second Level of Interpretation
The Depoliticizing of Jesus
Jesus Christ, the Broker of Divine Power
Revising Reimarus
Concluding Postscientific Postscript: The "Fifth Force" and Jesus' Politics Today
The Parables Database
Did Jesus Lead a Movement?
The Peasant Artisan Jesus and Israelite Traditions
Glossary
Bibliography
Author Index
Ancient Literature Index
Subject Index
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