Geoff Wichert, in a stroke of brilliance, came up with the title Romans Disarmed. This is a lovely double entendre on the way in which the letter to the Romans both disarms the violence of the first-century Roman Empire (and our ...
Author: Sylvia C. Keesmaat
Publisher: Brazos Press
Globalization. Homelessness. Ecological and economic crisis. Conflicts over sexuality. Violence. These crisis-level issues may seem unique to our times, but Paul's Letter to the Romans has something to say to all of them. Following their successful Colossians Remixed, Sylvia Keesmaat and Brian Walsh unpack the meaning of Romans for its original context and for today. The authors demonstrate how Romans disarms the political, economic, and cultural power of the Roman Empire and how this ancient letter offers hope in today's crisis-laden world. Romans Disarmed helps readers enter the world of ancient Rome and see how Paul's most radical letter transforms the lives of the marginalized then and now. Intentionally avoiding abstract debates about Paul's theology, Keesmaat and Walsh move back and forth between the present and the past as they explore themes of home, economic justice, creation care, the violence of the state, sexuality, and Indigenous reconciliation. They show how Romans engages with the lived reality of those who suffer from injustice, both in the first century and in the midst of our own imperial realities.
4 Sylvia C. Keesmaat and Brian J. Walsh, Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2019), 190. e authors reference Walter Brueggemann, “Formlessness of Grief,” in e Psalms and the Life of ...
Author: Dennis R. Edwards
Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.
God has empowered marginalized Christians to transform the church. The power of the gospel is often most visible among those who have been the least respected, including racial or ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, women, and people who have been displaced from their homeland. Yet in many faith communities, these are the same people whose leadership gifts are least likely to be recognized. But the power of the gospel comes from God, not from other humans. This book is a passionate affirmation of the power already present among marginalized Christians and a call to recognize and embrace this power for the sake of helping the church become more like Christ. Marginalized Christians are already changing the face of the church. Will we embrace their power to change the church’s heart?
An Evaluation of the Epistle's Subversion of Roman Imperial Ideology Justin Winzenburg ... Keesmaat, Sylvia C, and Brian J. Walsh. Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire / Demanding Justice. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2019. –.
Author: Justin Winzenburg
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
While recent publications have explored the relationship between New Testament texts and early Roman imperial ideology, Ephesians has been underanalyzed in these conversations. In this study, Justin Winzenburg provides an original contribution to the field by assessing how matters of the disputed authorship, audience, and date of Ephesians have varied consequences for the imperial-critical status of the epistle. Previously underexplored elements of the Roman context of Ephesians, with a focus on maiestas [treason] charges, imperial cults, and Roman imperial eschatology are examined in light of the two major theories of the date of the epistle. The author concludes that, while there are limitations to an imperial-critical reading of the epistle, some of the epistle's speech acts can be understood as subversive of Roman imperial ideology.
The Theology of Paul's Letter to the Romans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. The letter's message in its Roman context and beyond, stressing peace and reconciliation. Jewett, Robert. ... Romans Disarmed.
Author: Gorman, Michael
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
THIS COMPREHENSIVE, WIDELY USED TEXT by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.
e Romans disarmed them and started to lead them to the rear. But as they were passing through the heart of the Roman cavalry, the Numidians drew hidden swords and cut down their “captors.” Just then, the Carthaginian heavy cavalry, ...
Author: William Weir
Publisher: Permuted Press+ORM
An informative look at the military conflicts that most altered the course of history and civilization, from ancient times to the modern world. Rather than celebrating warfare, 50 Battles That Changed the World looks at the clashes the author believes have had the most profound impact on world history. Ranked in order of their relevance to the modern world, these struggles range from the ancient past to the present day and span the globe many times over. Some of the battles in this book are familiar to us all—Bunker Hill, which prevented the American Revolution from being stillborn, and Marathon, which kept the world’s first democracy alive. Others may be less familiar—the naval battle at Diu (on the Indian Coast), which led to the ascendancy of Western Civilization and the discovery of America, and Yarmuk, which made possible the spread of Islam from Morocco to the Philippines. With remarkable accounts of both famous and lesser-known clashes, 50 Battles That Changed the World provides impressive insight into the battles that shaped civilization as we know it.
The Interpretation of Revelation by the Sanhedrin, Romans, and Disciples of Jesus Christ John J. Melescue ... The rebels agreed, but as soon as the Romans disarmed and exited the towers, they were brutally massacred.
Author: John J. Melescue
Publisher: WestBow Press
The Interpretation of REVELATION by the Sanhedrin, Romans, and Disciples of Jesus Christ Inspired by the Devil, the Sanhedrin and Romans had slain the Lord Jesus, and now they were brutally murdering His disciples to rid the earth of His kingdom. Jesus had instructed His saints, “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord” (Rom. 12:19). Finally, the time for His vengeance had come—the avenging of the blood of His saints was at hand! He sent His hidden message in Revelation to His disciples to get out of His way. Then Almighty God filled the vials of wrath until they overflowed with His fury. The angels in heaven gave a harkening blast on the trumpets of war, shaking the very foundations of heaven and earth. And the armies of the Lord prepared for battle, for the great day of God’s wrath had come, and no one would be able to stand against it. This book will teach you the interpretation of Revelation for the three target audiences, along with all the metaphors Jesus strategically selected for His greatest parable of all: • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse • The Beast of the Land • The Beast of the Sea with Seven Heads and Ten Horns • The Land, Sea and Trees • The Mark of the Beast, and the Number of His Name: 666 • The Two Super Witnesses • The Plague of Locusts • The Seven Seals, Seven Trumpets and Seven Vials of Wrath • The Three Heavens • The New Heaven and New Earth, and New Jerusalem • And much more!
Keesmaat and Walsh, Romans Disarmed, 279–280. 179. Ibid, 133. 180. Ibid. 290–291. 181. Alperovitz, What Then Must We Do, Part V. 22, Kindle. 182. Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed, Introduction, Kindle. 183. Hauerwas and Willimon Resident ...
Author: J. Michael Walters
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What’s more miserable than trying to walk with a stone in your shoe? Many American evangelicals are experiencing pain and discomfort in their relationship to the church. “Stones” in their shoes make the faith journey uncomfortable and increasingly untenable. They either leave the church altogether, become “church shoppers,” or live on the margins of the church as outliers. This book presents the vantage point of a lifelong evangelical pastor and religious educator who sees himself as an outlier. Walters draws on decades of pastoral life and classroom experience to engage the church in a conversation aimed at clarifying the concerns and discomforts of evangelical outliers. While this is one person’s story it intersects with the stories of many others in American evangelicalism, especially clergy. In identifying the stones which trouble and discomfort so many like him, Walters continually calls the church, his church, back to its biblical and theological foundations.
He was only a boy, of course, so the Romans disarmed him with ease. They held him down, and one of them ran a spear up his arse. Right up, inside him. The whoreson didn't shove it in far enough to kill him straightaway, though.
Author: Ben Kane
Publisher: Random House
A closely fought race, treachery in a back alley, a visit to the shrine of an Egyptian Goddess. A Roman centurion discovers that Fate will always hold him in her power. The German frontier, spring 6 BC. When Lucius Cominius Tullus, a recently promoted centurion, gambles on a foot race between rival legionaries, he has no idea that his wager will endanger his very life, and that the streets of an Empire border town can be as deadly as the bloodiest battlefield. A prequel to Ben Kane's dramatic new trilogy, Eagles at War, The Shrine also includes a sample chapter from the first book in the series.