In this innovative and refreshing book, Brian J. Walsh and Sylvia C. Keesmaat explain our own sociocultural context to then help us get into the world of the New Testament and get a sense of the power of the gospel as it addressed those who lived in Colossae two thousand years ago. Their reading presents us with a radical challenge from the apostle Paul for today. Drawing together biblical scholarship with a passion for authentic lives that embody the gospel, this ground breaking interpretation of Colossians provides us with tools to subvert the empire of our own context in a way that acknowledges the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
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Review 1 for Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire
Date:August 6, 2009
Yes, it's a rather difficult read, but it's totally worth it. Brian and Sylvia skillfully weave together solid exegesis, intricacies of postmodern and post-colonial social theory, the contemporary paradox of global optimism and nihilistic anomie, and the underlying nemesis of globalized corporate consumer capitalism. To this end the utilize a number of excellent creative writing techniques, including dialogues and contemporary-styled targums that expound on the text, translating not only its words but also the deeper meaning into present-day idiom. I highly recommend this book, it's one of the best I've ever read.
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Review 2 for Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire
Date:April 17, 2009
Michael C Flory
I had a really hard time getting through the first chapter.. I heard this book has alot of great ideas, so perhaps I'll pick it up again after a while to try to continue reading it.