Pouvoir — Enquêtes dans l'un et l'autre Testament (Le)
Collection Lectio Divina - N° 248
384 pages - mars 2012
As Marcel Gauchet publishes the third volume of his monumental work on ‘L'avènement de la démocratie’, and prolongs his reflection on that doctrine and mode of political organisation in terms of quitting the religious order, it may appear provocative to revisit the Biblical conceptions of power and their sources. It is, however, instructive. Astonishingly, although the Bible has often been instrumentalized in the service of power and justification of established order, the question of power in the Bible has not been widely treated by exegetes. Yet few are the pages of the Scriptures that do not describe a form or manifestation of power, legitimate or not: power of God the creator and redeemer, power of kings who rule over nations and who succeed in having themselves referred to as benefactors (Lk 22, 25); powers of priests and intellectual elites over the people; power of the rich over the poor, of men over women, of the elders over the young, of masters over slaves, of the strong over the weak; the contestation of all these powers by the prophets, including Jesus, and sometimes, the unexpected upheaval of relations of domination (1 Co 1, 25-29); the force of law, etc. This book – made up of twelve contributions – aims to provide a Biblical journey (from Leviticus to Revelation) that permits us to glimpse some of the figures of power (human and divine, secular and religious, spiritual and temporal) in the New and Old Testaments and, above all, what they have to say about wielding power.
- Dimensions : 135x215x30
- ISBN : 9782204090780
- Poids : 490 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : André Wénin, Didier Luciani, Eberhard Bons, Jacques Descreux, Jacques Vermeylen, Jan Joosten, Jean-Daniel Macchi, Jean-Marie Carrière, Jean-Marie Van Cangh, Jean-Noël Aletti, Maurice Gilbert, Michel Gourgues, Nathalie Siffer