Romans Disarmed: Resisting Empire, Demanding Justice
: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 ,...
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: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.
Brian J. Walsh (PhD., McGill University, Montreal) serves as the Christian Reformed Church chaplain to the University of Toronto. With Richard J. Middleton, he wrote The Transforming Vision and Truth Is Stranger Than It Used to Be (both IVP). He is also the author of Langdon Gilkey (University Press of America, 1992) and Subversive Christianity (Alta Vista College Press, 1994) and Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire (with his wife Sylvia Keesmaat)-Editorial Review.
Sylvia C. Keesmaat is adjunct professor of biblical studies and hermeneutics at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. She wrote two articles for the IVP Women's Bible Commentary, and she wrote the book Paul & His Story: (Re)Interpreting the Exodus Tradition (Sheffield, 1999). She is also editor of The Advent of Justice (Dordt College Press, 1994) and the co-author of Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire.
- :<b>contents<br></b>1. Reading Romans And Disarming Empire<br>2. Kitchen Walls And Tenement Halls<br>3. Empire And Broken Worldviews<br>4. Homeless In Rome<br>5. Creation And The Defilement Of Home<br>6. Economic Justice And The Kingdom Of Life<br>7. Welcoming The Powerless<br>8. The<i> Pax Romana</i> And The Gospel Of Peace<br>9. Imperial Sexuality And Covenantal Faithfulness<br>10. Salvation, Lament, And Hope<br>indexes