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The alter-imperial paradigm : empire studies & the book of Revelation / by Shane J. Wood.

Author/Creator:
Wood, Shane J. author.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 300 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Series:
Biblical interpretation series ; 0928-0731 v. 140.
Biblical interpretation series, 0928-0731 ; Volume 140
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Subjects:
Scott, James C.
Bible. Revelation -- Postcolonial criticism.
Imperialism -- Biblical teaching.
Summary:
Many assume the book of Revelation is merely an "anti-imperial" attack on the Roman Empire. Yet, Shane J. Wood argues this conclusion over-exaggerates Rome's significance and, thus, misses Revelation's true target--he construction of the alter-empire through the destruction of the preeminent adversary: Satan. Applying insights from Postcolonial criticism and 'Examinations of Dominance, ' this monograph challenges trajectories of New Testament Empire Studies by developing an Alter-Imperial paradigm that appreciates the complexities between the sovereign(s) and subject(s) of a society--eyond simply rebellion or acquiescence. Shane J. Wood analyses Roman propaganda, Jewish interaction with the Flavians, and Domitianic persecution to interpret Satan's release (Rev 20:1-10) as the climax of God's triumphal procession. Thus, Rome provides the imagery; Eden provides the target.--Publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-272) and indexes.
ISBN:
9789004308022
9004308024
9789004308398
OCLC:
931625200