Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times
Joerg Rieger (Author)
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Augsburg Fortress Publishing
April 01, 2007
6.3 X 9.0 X 0.81 inches | 1.22 pounds
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About the Author
Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. An internationally recognized scholar and activist, he engages in questions of liberation, theology, and economics, addressing the relation of theology to public life. Dr. Rieger is an elder in the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church and is the author of many books. A popular speaker, Dr. Rieger travels extensively, lecturing in churches and universities all over the world.
"In this stunning book, Joerg Rieger reveals the hidden grammar of Christology by elucidating how theological depictions of Christ have been laden with colonial biases. Yet he also shows that the Christ symbol cannot be simply domesticated and offers resources to construct a hope-filled Christology to address the empires of our day."