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Outlaw Justice: The Messianic Politics of Paul Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

Outlaw Justice: The Messianic Politics of Paul

Theodore W. Jennings Jr.

Published April 17th 2013
ISBN : 9780804785174
Paperback
256 pages
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This book offers a close reading of Romans that treats Paul as a radical political thinker by showing the relationship between Pauls perspective and that of secular political theorists. Turning to both ancient political philosophers (Plato,MoreThis book offers a close reading of Romans that treats Paul as a radical political thinker by showing the relationship between Pauls perspective and that of secular political theorists. Turning to both ancient political philosophers (Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero) and contemporary post-Marxists (Agamben, Badiou, Derrida, and Žižek), Jennings presents Romans as a sustained argument for a new sort of political thinking concerned with the possibility and constitution of just socialities.Reading Romans as an essay on messianic politics in conversation with ancient and postmodern political theory challenges the stereotype of Paul as a reactionary theologian who invented Christianity and demonstrates his importance for all, regardless of religious affiliation or academic guild, who dream and work for a society based on respect, rather than domination, division, and death. In the current context of unjust global empires constituted by avarice, arrogance, and violence, Jennings finds in Paul a stunning vision for creating just societies outside the law.