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Kenotic Politics: The Reconfiguration of Power in Jesus’ Political Praxis (Library of New Testament Studies | LNTS)

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This book was written to reconcile Jesus’ political nature with his disinclination to power. Broken into three parts answering three key questions—“Was Jesus Political?”, “How was Jesus Political?”, and “Why did Jesus not openly announce his political role?”—Mark Moore concentrates on Mark 10:32–45 as a real articulation of Jesus’ political praxis consistently supported through Jesus’ ministry and teaching.

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Key Features

  • Provides fresh perspectives on the historical Jesus
  • Presents multiple angles to explore the knoweldge and humanity of Jesus
  • Attempts to reconcile Jesus’ political nature with his disinclination to power


  • Jesus’ Political Preaching
  • Jesus’ Political Actions
  • Kenotic Politics Articulated in Mark 10:32–45
  • Kenotic Politics Manifested Throughout the Gospels
  • Kings of Ancient Israel: Comparison or Contrast to Jesus?
  • Regal Expectations: Inadequate Conceptions For Jesus’ Political Praxis

Top Highlights

“Hence, the following is offered as a working definition of a political figure: A public figure who wields power over an identifiable group of supporters with the intention of carrying out a social agenda. This includes three core elements: supporters, an agenda, and power.” (Pages 2–3)

“Furthermore, Matthew 12:6 has Jesus claiming to be greater than the temple itself. It would be virtually impossible to overemphasize the importance of this point. Jesus likely understood himself to be the fulfillment of the prophecy of Nathan (2 Sam 7:13–15) as the temple-builder.17 Matthew 12:6 merely confirms what is attested amply elsewhere—Jesus threatened the destruction of the present temple and promised himself as its replacement (cf. Mark 11:15–18/Matt 21:12–16/Luke 19:45–47; Mark 14:58/Matt 26:61; Mark 15:29/Matt 27:40; John 2:19–20; Acts 6:14). If Jesus was greater than the temple, then he was, by default, greater than David, who was debarred from even building the temple!” (Page 107)

“The evidence indicates that Jesus was considered a political figure by both friend and foe precisely because he intended to present himself in that way.” (Page 2)

“it was his political praxis that he consistently modeled and enjoined on his followers.” (Page 2)

“self-abnegation was, in fact, normative for Jesus and that it was not antithetical to his political praxis” (Page 2)

  • Title: Kenotic Politics: The Reconfiguration of Power in Jesus’ Political Praxis
  • Author: Mark E. Moore
  • Series: Library of New Testament Studies
  • Volume: 482
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 224
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Jesus Christ › Political and social views
  • ISBNs: 9780567551627, 0567551628
  • Resource ID: LLS:KNTCPLTCS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:02:43Z

Mark E. Moore has been a professor of New Testament at Ozark Christian College since 1990. In 2008 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Wales for his work on the politics of Jesus. He is also the director of the Institute for Christian Resources, a program dedicated to making Jesus famous by providing Christian resources for real life problems. Mark has authored a number of books, mostly on the Life of Christ. He is a popular speaker noted for his passion for the lost and his participation in completing the Great Commission of Christ.


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