By Robert Gnuse
Until the fashionable period, monarchs have been understood to be supported by means of the facility of God; they have been, actually, often times regarded as gods themselves. The Bible has usually been misinterpreted to motivate such oppressive values. Robert Gnuse, although, argues that the Bible isn't really a tyrannical textual content. instead of exhibiting 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 freeing message of the Bible and applies that message to trendy global. If we attend to those tales of freedom, we'll paintings towards finishing political abuses and foster liberation and equality.
Robert Gnuse, PhD, is the James C.Carter, SJ/Chase extraordinary Professor of the arts within the spiritual reports division at Loyola college New Orleans. he's the writer of various books and articles within the box of religious study.
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