Colossians Remixed Subverting the Empire

As we enter the post-modern era, does the Bible have anything to say to us? If St. Paul were writing letters to our congregation today instead of the church at Colossae, what might those letters sound like?

In this five-part series during Lent 2005, based on the book Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire, by Brian J. Wash and Sylvia C. Keesmaat, we explored the message of Colossians for Christians living in the dawn of the 21st century.

Here are two quotes about the book:

"What would Paul say to contemporary Western culture? Well, it might just look like this. Walsh and Keesmaat have written one of the most creative and exciting books to emerge from the current interface of biblical, cultural and political studies." (N. T. Wright, Bishop of Durham)

"After they did all of their exegetical homework, these authors decided to let the book of Colossians touch our lives in the contemporary world. Whereas Colossians usually sits innocently at the edge of the New Testament, this book shows how it becomes front and center for readers amid an empire that manages all of globalization." (Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary)

Presentations were by Linda Monyak

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References

 

Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire, by Brian J. Wash and Sylvia C. Keesmaat, InterVarsity Press, Downers Grove, Illinois, 2004. ISBN 0-83-8-2738-2.