Rieger, Joerg. Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2007.

June 20th, 2011|

In Joerg Rieger’s book Christ and Empire, the author applies a rigorous historical analysis to those particular events within the history of the Church, whose contextual embedding within Empire is commonly overlooked or dealt with inadequately. Specifically, Rieger’s aim is to highlight key theological developments by utilizing an analytic framework of “resistance and reframing” (4). To that end, Rieger structures the book to critically analyze seven areas of theological history, beginning with the theology of Paul and ending in the postcolonial period.