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God's Reign & the End of Empires

  • By Antonio Gonzalez
In this profound and enlightening book, theologian Antonio Gonzalez analyzes the nature of global empires since the time of Babylon. His premise is that empires maintain power by any means necessary, including exploitation, injustice and idolatry. It is in this context of empire, specifically the Roman empire, that Jesus proclaimed the reign of God as opposed to the reign of Caesar. Within God s reign, God alone rules, with mercy, love, justice, and special concern for the oppressed. Imbued with this faith, a new community of believers developed, particularly among the poor, who lived what Jesus proclaimed, sharing resources and practicing equality and forgiveness rather than retribution. The author documents

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    • SKU: 9781934996294
    • Manufacturer: Convivium Pr
    • Author: Antonio Gonzalez
    • ISBN 13: 9781934996294
    • Publication Date: 09/01/2012
    • Format: Paperback
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