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Horsley, Richard A.

Works: 84 works in 439 publications in 4 languages and 16,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Richard A Horsley
Most widely held works by Richard A Horsley
Paul and the Roman imperial order by Richard A Horsley( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The five articles and Simon PriceGÇÖs response at the core of this book were originally papers delivered in a session of the Paul and Politics Group at the 2000 SBL Annual Meeting. There are a number of special features that make this a special combination of articles on Paul in what is turning out to be a highly suggestive new perspective and context, the ancient Roman imperial order. First, these articles are all informed by and respond in some way to the ground-breaking work of Simon Price on the Roman imperial cult in Greek cities, some of the very cities in which Paul carried out his miss
Bandits, prophets, and messiahs : popular movements in the time of Jesus by Richard A Horsley( Book )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents a ... portrait of Jewish culture in the first century and contains a fresh evaluation of Jesus' relation to this complex society. Horsley rediscovers the "common people" (Jewish peasantry) in the time of Jesus - the masses led by bandit forces, apocalyptic prophets and messianic leaders ..."--Back cover
The message and the kingdom : how Jesus and Paul ignited a revolution and transformed the ancient world by Richard A Horsley( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two distinguished scholars blend archaeology and social history in a new version of the genesis of Christianity. Richard A. Horsley and Neil Asher Silberman reveal how the message of Jesus and Paul was profoundly shaped by the history of their time and by the circumstances and social conditions of the congregations to whom they preached. The authors draw on a wealth of newly uncovered historical information and archaeological discoveries: among others, the soggy timbers of a fisherman's boat submerged in the mud of the Sea of Galilee for more than two thousand years, which suggest the kind of vessel that might have been used by the fishermen-disciples; the ruins of the ancient harbor city of Caesarea, where the name of the notorious Roman governor Pontius Pilate has been identified on a fragmentary Latin inscription; and an ornate urn found in an ancient tomb just south of the Old City of Jerusalem, inscribed with the name of Joseph Caiaphas, the high priest who presided over Jesus' trial. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of Jesus and Paul as great men of faith and passion who were moved by the suffering caused by the dominion of Rome and who offered a renewed religion - a kingdom in which no earthly power would reign
Christian origins( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with a time when followers of Jesus were moving toward separation from the movement's Jewish origins, this volume of A People's History of Christianity tells "the people's story" by gathering together evidence from the New Testament texts, archaeology, and other contemporary sources. Of particular interest are the often-overlooked aspects of the earliest "Christian" consciousness: How, for example, did they manage to negotiate allegiances to two social groups? How did they deal with crucial issues of wealth and poverty? What about the participation of slaves and women in these communities? How did living in the shadow of the Roman empire color their religious experience and economic values?
Jesus and the politics of Roman Palestine by Richard A Horsley( )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Jesus and the Politics of Roman Palestine, Richard A. Horsley offers one of the most comprehensive critical analyses of Jesus of Nazareth's mission and how he became a significant historical figure. In his study Horsley brings a fuller historical knowledge of the context and implications of recent research to bear on the investigation of the historical Jesus. Breaking with the standard focus on isolated individual sayings of Jesus, Horsley argues that the sources for Jesus in historical interaction are the Gospels and the speeches of Jesus that they include, read critically in their historical context. This work addresses the standard assumptions that the historical Jesus has been presented primarily as a sage or apocalyptic visionary. In contrast, based on a critical reconsideration of the Gospels and contemporary sources for Roman imperial rule in Judea and Galilee, Horsley argues that Jesus was fully involved in the conflicted politics of ancient Palestine. Learning from anthropological studies of the more subtle forms of peasant politics, Horsley discerns from these sources how Jesus, as a Moses- and Elijah-like prophet, generated a movement of renewal in Israel that was focused on village communities. Following the traditional prophetic pattern, Jesus pronounced God's judgment against the rulers in Jerusalem and their Roman patrons. This confrontation with the Jerusalem rulers and his martyrdom at the hands of the Roman governor, however, became the breakthrough that empowered the rapid expansion of his movement in the immediately ensuing decades. In the broader context of this comprehensive historical construction of Jesus's mission, Horsley also presents a fresh new analysis of Jesus's healings and exorcisms and his conflict with the Pharisees, topics that have been generally neglected in the last several decades
Jesus and the spiral of violence : popular Jewish resistance in Roman Palestine by Richard A Horsley( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral performance, popular tradition, and hidden transcript in Q by Richard A Horsley( )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays pursues two new approaches to Q, the speeches of Jesus paralleled in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The essays in Part One suggest that recent work in ethnopoetics, the ethnography of performance, and theory of verbal art (especially that of John Miles Foley) both complements and challenges standard approaches to the teaching of Jesus. They explore how Q speeches might be appreciated as oral performance that resonates with listeners in a community context by referencing Israelite popular tradition. The essays in Part Two examine how the work of anthropologist and political scientist James C. Scott on popular tradition, "the moral economy of the peasant," and "hidden transcripts" may illuminate the social context and political implications of Q speeches. --From publisher's description
Jesus and magic : freeing the gospel stories from modern misconceptions by Richard A Horsley( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has become standard in modern interpretation to say that Jesus performed miracles, and even mainline scholarly interpreters classify Jesus's healings and exorcisms as miracles. Some highly regarded scholars have argued, more provocatively, that the healings and exorcisms were magic, and that Jesus was a magician. As Richard Horsley points out, if we make a critical comparison between modern interpretation of Jesus's healing and exorcism, on the one hand, and the Gospel stories and other ancient texts, on the other hand, it becomes clear that the miracle and magic are modern concepts, products of Enlightenment thinking. Jesus and Magic asserts that Gospel stories do not have the concepts of miracle and magic. What scholars constructed as magic turns out to have been ritual practices such as songs (incantations), medicines (potions), and appeals to higher powers for protection. Horsley offers a critical reading of the healing and exorcism episodes in the Gospel stories. This reading reveals a dynamic relationship between Jesus the healer, the trust of those coming for healing, and their support networks in local communities. Horsley's reading of the Gospel stories gives little or no indication of divine intervention. Rather, the healing and exorcism stories portray healings and exorcisms
Sociology and the Jesus movement by Richard A Horsley( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology, history, and society in Galilee : the social context of Jesus and the rabbis by Richard A Horsley( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to construct bridges of communication and engagement between the fields of archaeology and history focused on a new understanding of Galilee. Chapter by chapter, Richard Horsley pieces together a picture of social relations in Galilee that is based upon and helps explain both the artifacts and the texts, and that takes fully into consideration the changing historical circumstances in the time of Jesus and the rabbis
Paul and empire : religion and power in Roman imperial society( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This anthology brings together incisive and groundbreaking essays that support how Paul's gospel and mission were set over against the Roman Empire rather than Judaism."--Jacket
Galilee : history, politics, people by Richard A Horsley( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two major religions originated in Galilee: rabbinic Judaism and Christianity. Both of these religions stem from and lay claim to ancient Israelite traditions that were cultivated in Galilee as well as in Judea and Samaria. According to the Christian Gospels, Jesus, whose hometown was Nazareth, carried out his ministry primarily in Galilee. Following the Roman suppression of two widespread revolts in Judea, rabbinic traditions indicate that the rabbis and other Judeans relocated to Galilee where they established academies and compiled first the Mishnah and later the Jerusalem Talmud. The rise of Islam, of course, produced yet another religion whose faithful value this territory. Richard Horsley takes all of these developments into account in this commanding study of the basic political and economic relations that prevailed in Roman Palestine, with particular reference to Galilee and with particular sensitivity to the implications for the resident's lives. The outcome of his meticulous research, analysis, and reconstruction provides a more complete and precise sense of the historical Jesus and the Christian Gospel traditions
The liberation of Christmas : the infancy narratives in social context by Richard A Horsley( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1 Corinthians by Richard A Horsley( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and empire : the kingdom of God and the new world disorder by Richard A Horsley( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building on his earlier studies of Jesus, Galilee, and the social upheavals in Roman Palestine, Horsley focuses his attention on how Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom of God relates to Roman and Herodian power politics. In addition he examines how modern ideologies relate to Jesus' proclamation
Scribes, visionaries, and the politics of Second Temple Judea by Richard A Horsley( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judaism and Christianity both arose in times of empire, with roots in Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In order to understand these religious movements, one must first understand the history and society of these imperial cultures. In these formative years, wisdom and apocalyptic traditions flourished as two significant religious forms. In Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, New Testament scholar Richard A. Horsley analyzes the function and meaning of these religious movements within their social context, providing essential background for the development of early Judaism and early Christianity."--BOOK JACKET
Paul and politics : Ekklesia, Israel, imperium, interpretation : essays in honor of Krister Stendahl( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesus and the powers : conflict, covenant, and the hope of the poor by Richard A Horsley( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Refusing a false dichotomy between 'politics' and 'religion' in Jesus' world (and our own), Richard A. Horsley explores Jesus' response to the imperial power of his day. Jesus and the Powers highlight the relevance of political realities under great empires for the rise of covenantal theology and apocalyptic vision in Israel's history; situates aspects of Jesus' prophetic and exorcising activity in the context of the Roman Empire; and shows how the character of his death by crucifixion itself galvanized the movement around him as his followers shaped a new community life in the shadow of imperial powers
Jesus in context : power, people, & performance by Richard A Horsley( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical-critical investigations of the Gospels and of the historical Jesus have always assumed the centrality of the Gospels as written texts. Richard A. Horsley overturns that assumption, showing that the Jesus traditions were formed as popular traditions and transmitted through oral performance, not through the textual work of a scribal elite. In order to understand Jesus and the movement around him, then, we must attend to the dynamics of power, social memory, the interaction of "great" and "little traditions," and the moral economy of peasant society in Roman Judea and Galilee. In these groundbreaking chapters, Horsley provides fresh and accessible sketches of a new approach to history "from below," and offers a dramatic new picture of Jesus in context."--Jacket
The prophet Jesus and the renewal of Israel : moving beyond a diversionary debate by Richard A Horsley( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debate over whether or not Jesus can be best interpreted within an "apocalyptic scenario" has continued to dominate historical Jesus studies since Schweitzer and Bultmann. In this work the author shows that the apocalyptic scenario, with its supposed expectation of "the end of the world," the fiery "last judgment," and "the parousia of the Son of Man", is a modern scholarly construct that obscures the particulars of texts, society, and history. Drawing on his wide-ranging earlier scholarship, he refocuses and reformulates investigation of the historical Jesus in a thoroughly relational-contextual approach. He recognizes that the sources for the historical Jesus are not separate sayings, but rather the sustained Gospel narratives of Jesus' mission. His approach finds Jesus the popular prophet engaged in a movement of renewal, resistance, and judgment against Roman imperialism, Jerusalem rulers, and the Pharisees
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Christian origins
Bandits, prophets, and messiahs : popular movements in the time of JesusThe message and the kingdom : how Jesus and Paul ignited a revolution and transformed the ancient worldChristian originsJesus and the spiral of violence : popular Jewish resistance in Roman PalestineOral performance, popular tradition, and hidden transcript in QArchaeology, history, and society in Galilee : the social context of Jesus and the rabbisPaul and empire : religion and power in Roman imperial societyGalilee : history, politics, people
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Horsley, Richard 1939-

Richard A. Horsley biblical scholar

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