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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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