Evangelicals and Empire

Evangelicals and Empire : Christian Alternatives to the Political Status Quo

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This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement at a time when empire is alternately denounced and embraced. It brings noted thinkers from a range of evangelical perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century--Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors grapple with the concept of empire and how evangelicalism should operate in the world of empire.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 22.86mm | 385.55g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 1587432358
  • 9781587432354
  • 1,389,901

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This groundbreaking collection considers empire from a global perspective, exploring the role of evangelicals in political, social, and economic engagement at a time when empire is alternately denounced and embraced. It brings noted thinkers from a range of theological perspectives together to engage the most explosive and discussed theorists of empire in the first decade of the twenty-first century, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Using their work as a springboard, the contributors challenge evangelicalism's identification with right-wing politics and grapple with the natures of both empire and evangelicalism. Contributors Jim Wallis Helene Slessarev-Jamir and Bruce Ellis Benson M. Gail Hamner Lester Edwin J. Ruiz and Charles W. Amjad-Ali Jennifer Butler and Glenn Zuber James K. A. Smith John Milbank Patrick Provost-Smith Sebastien Fath Kurt Anders Richardson Juan Martinez Eleanor Moody-Shepherd and Peter Goodwin Heltzel Elaine Padilla and Dale T. Irvin Donald W. Dayton and Christian T. Collins Winn Mark Lewis Taylor Corey D. B. Walker Amos Yong and Samuel Zalanga Michael S. Horton Mabiala Kenzo and John Franke Paul Lim Mario Costa, Catherine Keller, and Anna Mercedes "Powerful, urgent, and rigorous. "Evangelicals and Empire"'s diverse voices combine solid scholarship and moral passion to produce a challenging rethinking of what it means to be evangelical."--Ronald J. Sider, president of Evangelicals for Social Action ""Evangelicals and Empire" is a significant book because it deals with religious groups that are usually identified with the politics of empire. Helping the reader understand the deeper reasons for the connection of empire and religion, the essays in this book come together to provide a truly invaluable resource for our time as they flesh out alternative resources that resist empire within the evangelical traditions. The future belongs to such efforts that seek to identify new horizons for the interplay of religion and politics."--Joerg Rieger, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist Universityshow more

About Bruce Ellis Benson

Bruce Ellis Benson (PhD, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) is professor of philosophy and chair of the department at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of "Graven Ideologies" and "Pious Nietzsche." Peter Goodwin Heltzel (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary in New York, New York, and coeditor of "Theology in Global Context."show more

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