Victory Over Violence and Was Jesus a Revolutionist?:

3.67 avg rating
( 3 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781592441440: Victory Over Violence and Was Jesus a Revolutionist?:
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

'Victory over Violence' This book, 'Victory over Violence', deals with "political theology" - as it developed within Palestinian Judaism between 334 B.C. and the time of Christ, and as it is being advocated now by radical theologians and groups within the Christian community. The book is, therefore, not simply an academic discussion of a bygone era. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between New Testament theology and contemporary Christian social ethics. Hengel clearly intends to speak to the contemporary situation, which forces Christians to debate the possible use of violence in revolution. He is appalled that those who advocate a "theology of revolution" pay so little attention to the political situation of Jesus and primitive Christianity. According to Hengel's interpretation, the position of Jesus and the early Christians on the question of violence was radically different from that of the Zealots: Jesus was the model of nonviolence who demanded of his followers that they renounce violence and love their enemies. Further, since the situation today is similar to the situation in Jesus' time, Hengel argues that the Christian response should be similar too. 'Was Jesus a Revolutionist?' Jesus has often been portrayed as a forerunner of modern revolutionary movements. Martin Hengel believes that this judgment must be scrutinized carefully to determine if revolutionists are reading their own views back into Jesus. The author considers the political background at the time of Jesus, especially the Zealot movement, then looks at key passages in the Gospels that seem to support the revolutionist label. This study shows that Jesus' ethical system was revolutionary, but his political actions were not. Students of politics and religion will want to read Hengel's comments on Jewish movements, depth psychology, and today's theology of revolution.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hengel, Martin
Published by Wipf & Stock Pub
ISBN 10: 1592441440 ISBN 13: 9781592441440
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Pub. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1592441440 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132407389

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hengel, Martin
Published by Wipf & Stock Pub (2003)
ISBN 10: 1592441440 ISBN 13: 9781592441440
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Pub, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 1592441440

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hengel, Martin
Published by Wipf & Stock Pub
ISBN 10: 1592441440 ISBN 13: 9781592441440
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Pub. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 1592441440

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 31.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Martin Hengel
Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers (2002)
ISBN 10: 1592441440 ISBN 13: 9781592441440
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Seller Inventory # DADAX1592441440

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds