No Tolerance for Tyrants: The Biblical Assault on Kings and by Robert Gnuse

By Robert Gnuse

Until the fashionable period, monarchs have been understood to be supported by way of the ability of God; they have been, in reality, on occasion regarded as gods themselves. The Bible has usually been misinterpreted to motivate such oppressive values. Robert Gnuse, although, argues that the Bible isn't a tyrannical textual content. instead of showing the lofty, divine prestige of kings, the Bible portrays them as human and therefore serves as a strong textual content for liberation from tyranny and equality for al humans. by way of contemplating the passages approximately kings and kingship, Gnuse highlights the releasing message of the Bible and applies that message to contemporary international. If we attend to those tales of freedom, we are going to paintings towards finishing political abuses and foster liberation and equality.

Robert Gnuse, PhD, is the James C.Carter, SJ/Chase exceptional Professor of the arts within the spiritual reports division at Loyola collage New Orleans. he's the writer of diverse books and articles within the box of bible study.

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