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Locations of God: Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible

Mark G. Brett


Political theology includes critical reflection on the intersections of religious, political, and economic life, and in the Hebrew Bible, it is articulated in many different ways. Examining a range of key topics—sovereignty, leadership, law, peoplehood, hospitality, redemption, creation, and eschatology—this book focuses in particular on conceptions of nationhood and empire, showing how they have figured in the forming and re-forming of ancient Israel’s social body in a number of geographical settings. The argument suggests that the national imaginary and its imperial alternatives were woven i ... More

Keywords: political theology, sovereignty, nationalism, empire, colonialism, resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190060237
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190060237.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark G. Brett, author
Professor of Hebrew Bible, Whitley College, University of Divinity