Daniel as an Americanized Apocalypse

  title={Daniel as an Americanized Apocalypse},
  author={G. Carey},
  journal={Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology},
  pages={190 - 203}
  • G. Carey
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology
Set in the context of Judean resistance against the Seleucid Empire, Daniel addresses issues such as diaspora, identity, empire, and power. The first biblical apocalypse models how to survive faithfully within a hostile foreign culture, and it voices a full-throated rejection of foreign domination. In contrast, American religious media domesticate Daniel into a morality tale, a fable that promotes personal integrity and trust in God. The Americanized Daniel cannot or will not ask what “empire… Expand


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