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Seriously Dangerous Religion What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters

ISBN-10: 1481300237

ISBN-13: 9781481300230

Edition: 2014

Authors: Iain Provan

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The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities. Iain Provan counters that such easy and popular readings misunderstand the Old Testament. He opposes modern misconceptions of the Old Testament by addressing ten fundamental questions that the biblical text should -- and according to Provan does -- answer: questions such as "Who is God?" and "Why do evil and suffering mark the world?" By focusing on Genesis and drawing on other Old Testament and extra-biblical sources, Seriously Dangerous Religion constructs a more plausible reading. As it turns out, Provan argues, the Old Testament is far more dangerous than modern critics even suppose. Its dangers are the bold claims it makes upon its readers.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 8/15/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Iain Provan (PhD, Cambridge University) is Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College. An ordained minister of the Church of Scotland, he is the author of commentaries on Lamentations and 1 and 2 Kings.