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What has Galilee to do with Jerusalem? Political aspects of the Jesus movement

Richard A. Horsley
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 52, No 1 | a1488 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v52i1.1488 | © 1996 Richard A. Horsley | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 December 1996 | Published: 12 December 1996

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Richard A. Horsley, University of Massachusetts, Boston Guest Lecturer, Department of New Testament, University of South Africa, South Africa

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Adopting a perspective of class awareness, this study proposes that Jesus and his movements in Palestine did not simply have political implications but were engaged in social-political organising that brought them into political conflict with the Jerusalem and Roman rulers. This disposition has its roots in the distinctiveness of Galilee/Galileans as setting for Jesus and his followers.


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