Harper Academic

God and Empire

Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now

by John Dominic Crossan

On Sale: 03/17/2009

Price: $1.99

God and Empire

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God and Empire

Jesus Against Rome, Then and Now

by John Dominic Crossan

On Sale: 03/17/2009

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Price: $1.99

About the Book

In God and Empire, bestselling biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan charts the evolution of biblical thinking on the relationship between faith and politics. Drawing parallels between the first century Roman Empire and twenty-first century United States, he shows how the radical message of Jesus and Paul can still lead us toward peace and justice.

In this thought-provoking book, Crossan deftly presents the tensions in the Bible between political power and God’s justice. Ultimately, he provides readers with the biblical insight and historical knowledge needed to make the best decisions for just and lasting peace in our own time.

John Dominic Crossan, professor emeritus at De Paul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Birth of Christianity, Who Killed Jesus?, and In Search of Paul.

“A dual tribute to intelligent faith and responsible citizenship, this book is as illuminating as it is timely.”

– James Carroll, author of House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

Critical Praise

“A dual tribute to intelligent faith and responsible citizenship, this book is as illuminating as it is timely.” - James Carroll, author of House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power

“This fine study of civilization, culture and transformation presents a complex subject in a clear and powerful way.” - Publishers Weekly

“This book makes the best reading for the most readers of any that Crossan has written.” - Booklist (starred review)

“A wonderfully written and organized treatise... Thoroughly enjoyable and incredibly informative.” - Library Journal

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061744280
  • ISBN 10: 006174428X
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 03/17/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $1.99
  • BISAC1 : RELIGION / Christianity / General
  • BISAC2 : RELIGION / Christian Theology / General
  • BISAC3 : RELIGION / Religion, Politics & State