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The Politics of Scripture

The Politics of Scripture series follows the Lectionary to connect political implications in the biblical text to issues facing contemporary thought and practice.

The Political Theology of Jabbock, Genesis 32.22-28

Jacob’s biography is not a blueprint for activism, but perhaps a helpful model for what the church looks like in a world of empires, or at the very least a reminder that power can exist outside of prescribed structures. The story of Jacob empowers the marginalized to secure their own justice while reminding of the importance of confronting empire directly.

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