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  • Howard-Brook Publishes on Conflicting Views in Hebrew and Christian Bibles

    October 22, 2010

    Theology and Religious Studies  Adjunct Professor Wes Howard-Brook published his sixth book, “Come Out My People!": God’s Call Out of the Empire in the Bible and Beyond.

    "Come Out, My People!" presents the Bible as a struggle between two competing "religions": the "religion of creation" versus the "religion of empire."  Howard-Brook demonstrates how throughout the Hebrew Scriptures, these two religions battled for hearts and minds  by claiming radically divergent views of who YHWH is and what it looks like to be YHWH’s people. Howard-Brook sees the resurrection of Jesus as the definitive vindication of the religion of creation. While many recent scholars have studied the imperial context of the New Testament, Howard-Brook traces this theme throughout the entire Bible.

    The Department of Theology and Religious Studies will celebrate Howard-Brook’s scholarship, including a reading and discussion, on Thursday, November 4 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm in Chardin 144. This is event is open to all, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to trstrsvp@seattleu.edu.

    Wes Howard-Brook has been on the faculty in the College of Arts of Sciences since 1992. His other works include The Church Before Christianity, Becoming Children of God: John's Gospel and Radical Discipleship, John's Gospel & the Renewal of the Church, Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now, and The New Testament: Introducing the Way of Discipleship.  

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