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Richard Horsley

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Richard Horsley

Richard Horsley, University of Massachusetts

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and pioneer of sociological approaches to biblical studies. He is a world-renowned researcher on themes of empire and resistance in the Bible, with a special focus on how these issues relate to the modern world.

Horsley is the prolific author of over twenty scholarly books, including, Jesus and the Powers: Conflict, Covenant, and the Hope of the Poor (2010), Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder (2009), Covenant Economics: A Biblical Vision of Justice for All (2009), In the Shadow of Empire: Reclaiming the Bible as a History of Faithful Resistance (ed., 2008), Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea (2007), The Message and the Kingdom (2002 with Neil Asher Siberman), Bandits, Prophets, and Messiahs: Popular Movements at the Time of Jesus (1999), Sociology and the Jesus Movement (1994), and Jesus and the Spiral of Violence (1992).