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Christ and Empire

From Paul to Postcolonial Times

Joerg Rieger

Paperback

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Although we loathe admitting it, Christians have often, through crusade, conquest, and commerce, used the name and power of Christ to promote and justify political, economic, and even military gain. Rieger's ambitious and faith-filled project chips away at the colonial legacy of Christology to find the authentic Christ - or rather the many authentic depictions of Christ in history and theology that survive our self-serving domestications. Against the seeming inevitability of globalized unfairness, Rieger holds up a "stumbling block" that confounds even empire.

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, 9780800620387, 346pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007