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In the Shadow of Empire

October 8, 2009

Ched Myers has written a review of a new book  ‘In the Shadow of Empire: reclaiming the bible as a history of faithful resistance‘ for a forthcoming edition of Princeton Seminary’s Theology Today. He quotes from John Dominic Crossan’s contribution,

“Before Jesus the Christ ever existed and even if he had never existed, these were the titles of Caesar the Augustus: Divine, Son of God, God, and god from God; Lord, Redeemer, Liberator, and Savior of the World.  When those titles were taken from him, the  Roman emperor, and given to a Jewish peasant, it was a case of either low lampoon or high treason” (p. 73)

Incidentally, a new website to be launched at the end of the month will be the hub of all things Ched. Worth keeping an eye on.

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