Kenotic Politics (Library Of New Testament Studies Series)
How can one reconcile the political nature of Jesus with his disinclination to power? Moore's argument comes in three stages. Part one answers the question 'Was Jesus Political?' by examining Jesus' words and actions that have political import. Part twoaddresses...
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How can one reconcile the
political nature of Jesus with his disinclination to power? Moore's argument
comes in three stages. Part one answers the question 'Was Jesus Political?' by
examining Jesus' words and actions that have political import. Part twoaddresses the issue 'How was Jesus
Political?' It concentrates on Mark 10:32-45 as a real articulation of Jesus'
political praxis that is consistent throughout Jesus' ministry and teaching. Part
three, 'Why did Jesus not openly announce his political role?' examines Jesus'
treatment of the Jewish kings of the past, particularly why Jesus, 'meek and
mild,' could claim to surpass them in honor.
It is argued that Jesus'
disinclination to associate himself with other rulers is not a rejection of a
political role. Rather, he lived so consistently with his political praxis of
self-abnegation that these other rulers were not appropriate models for Jesus
to follow. Furthermore, the very claim to such titles was antithetical to his
political praxis which relinquished all aggrandizement to God, who alone could
exalt, abase, judge, and rule.
Mark Moore is a former professional hockey player and a Harvard graduate. He is one of three brothers who all attended Harvard, playing hockey there together, and each going on to careers in professional hockey. Drafted and signed by the NHL’ s Pittsburgh Penguins, Mark played defence in the Penguins organization before being injured. He earned the nickname “ the smartest hockey player ever” by posting a near perfect 1590 on his SAT, and going on to study with some of Harvard's leading intellectual luminaries: Stephen Jay Gould, Alan Dershowitz and Math professor Daniel Gorof
- Introduction/part 1: Was Jesus Political?/1. Jesus' Political Preaching/2. Jesus' Political Actions/part 2: How Was Jesus Political?/3. Kenotic Politics Articulated In Mark 10:32-45/4. Kenotic Politics Manifested Throughout The Gospels/part 3: Why Did Jesus Not Openly Announce His Political Role?/5. Kings Of Ancient Israel: Comparison Or Contrast To Jesus?/6. Regal Expectations: Inadequate Conceptions For Jesus' Political Praxis