Violence of Scripture Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy

ISBN-10: 0800698258

ISBN-13: 9780800698256

Edition: 2012

Authors: Eric A. Seibert

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The Old Testament contains numerous textually sanctioned acts of violence attributed to both God and humans. These depictions of 'virtuous' violence pose tremendous moral and theological challenges, especially considering how these texts have been used to harm people and justify violence. Seibert confronts these challenges directly.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: The Bible Should Never Be Used to Harm Others
Exploring the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy
The Old Testament's Troubling Legacy
The Pervasive Presence of "Virtuous" Violence in the Old Testament
The Danger of Reading the Bible
Proposing a Way of Reading the Old Testament Nonviolently
Developing Good Reading Habits: Becoming Ethically Responsible Readers
Reading the Old Testament Nonviolently
Applying Nonviolent Reading Strategies to Violent Texts
Confronting Canaanite Genocide and Its Toxic Afterlife
Keeping the Old Testament from Being Used to Justify War
Preventing Violence against Women
The Necessity and Urgency of Reading the Old Testament Nonviolently: Some Conclusions
Index of Biblical References
Index of Modern Authors
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