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Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times

Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times

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Although we loathe admitting it, Christians have often, through crusade, conquest, and commerce, used the name and power of Christ to promote and justify political, economic, and even military gain. Rieger's ambitious and faith-filled project chips away at the colonial legacy of Christology to find the authentic Christ - or rather the many authentic depictions of Christ in history and theology that survive our self-serving domestications. Against the seeming inevitability of globalized unfairness, Rieger holds up a "stumbling block" that confounds even empire.

Author: Joerg Rieger
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
Published: 04/01/2007
Pages: 346
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.22lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.30w x 0.81d
ISBN: 9780800620387

Review Citation(s):
Christian Century 04/22/2008 pg. 34
Christian Century 12/15/2009 pg. 48

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