Heath A. Thomas Jeremy Evans Paul Copan
Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem
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Holy War in the Bible Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem The challenge of a seemingly genocidal God who commands ruthless warfare has bewildered Bible readers for generations The theme of divine war is not limited to the Old Testament historical books howe
  • Title: Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem
  • Author: Heath A. Thomas Jeremy Evans Paul Copan
  • ISBN: 9780830839957
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • The challenge of a seemingly genocidal God who commands ruthless warfare has bewildered Bible readers for generations The theme of divine war is not limited to the Old Testament historical books, however It is also prevalent in the prophets and wisdom literature as well Still it doesn t stop The New Testament book of Revelation, too, is full of such imagery Our questiThe challenge of a seemingly genocidal God who commands ruthless warfare has bewildered Bible readers for generations The theme of divine war is not limited to the Old Testament historical books, however It is also prevalent in the prophets and wisdom literature as well Still it doesn t stop The New Testament book of Revelation, too, is full of such imagery Our questions multiply.Why does God apparently tell Joshua to wipe out whole cities, tribes or nations Is this yet another example of dogmatic religious conviction breeding violence Did these texts help inspire or justify the Crusades What impact do they have on Christian morality and just war theories today How does divine warfare fit with Christ s call to turn the other cheek Why does Paul employ warfare imagery in his letters Do these texts warrant questioning the overall trustworthiness of the Bible These controversial yet theologically vital issues call for thorough interpretation, especially given a long history ofmisinterpretation and misappropriaton of these texts This book does , however A range of expert contributors engage in a multidisciplinary approach that considers the issue from a variety of perspectives biblical, ethical, philosophical and theological While the writers recognize that such a difficult and delicate topic cannot be resolved in a simplistic manner, the different threads of this book weave together a satisfying tapestry Ultimately we find in the overarching biblical narrative a picture of divine redemption that shows the place of divine war in the salvific movement of God.
    Holy war religious concept Britannica Holy war, any war fought by divine command or for a religious purpose The concept of holy war is found in the Bible e.g the Book of Joshua and has played a role in many religions See crusade Religious war Holy War Definition of Holy War by Merriam Webster Holy war definition is a war or violent campaign waged often by religious extremists for what is considered to be a holy purpose a war or violent campaign waged often by religious extremists for what is considered to be a holy purpose Evangelical gangs in Rio de Janeiro wage holy war on Dec , Evangelical gangs in Rio de Janeiro wage holy war on Afro Brazilian faiths December , EST Robert Muggah , Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro PUC Rio Holy War in the Bible Christian Morality and an Old Jul , Holy War in the Bible Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem Heath A Thomas, Jeremy A Evans, Paul Copan on FREE shipping on qualifying offers The challenge of a seemingly genocidal God who commands ruthless warfare has bewildered Bible readers for generations The theme of divine war is not limited to the Old Testament historical books Does the Bible say anything about holy war GotQuestions Jan , Question Does the Bible say anything about holy war Answer The concept of holy war is most commonly expressed as a war justified on the grounds of religious differences As typically understood, this concept is neither taught nor encouraged by the Bible.
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    1. Bob says:

      Your God, if he exists, is a genocidal monster, and even if I believed there were such a God, I could never put my faith in him This is what atheist students have said to me in discussions More than this, it is one of the leading critiques of Christianity from the New Atheist movement What this critique focuses on are the mostly Old Testament texts, especially in Deuteronomy and Joshua in which the total destruction of Canaanites is commanded This is often cited as part of a larger critique of C [...]

    2. Clinton Wilcox says:

      Special thanks to InterVarsity Press for the free copy to review.Holy War in the Bible is a collection of essays edited by Heath A Thomas, Jeremy Evans, and Paul Copan, regarding God being seemingly genocidal and commanding ruthless warfare, and whether or not that s truly an accurate depiction of who God is The authors of these essays recognize that there is a problem here and seek to offer a reasonable look at this pressing issue So you re not going to find a book by Christians trying to justi [...]

    3. Robin Haworth says:

      Decent book Some chapters were helpful others not as much Probably a four star book, but the kindle version is so atrociously formatted that I had to dock a full star.

    4. Jacob O"connor says:

      It took this book a while to get going Its written as a series of essays by various authors.Daniel Heimbach was the first essay to satisfy me at all This comes midway though the book A test I ask myself when reading material like this is Would I let a Muslim get away with these arguments Mixed bag Ultimately this volume left me unsatisfied In some ways it accomplishes its goal, but in others it falls well short.Some Notes The difference between Holy War and Crusade is the Devine command that is [...]

    5. Brian Leport says:

      A good effort at theologizing through the problem of holy war in the Bible, but not ultimately satisfying.

    6. Brad says:

      I didn t agree with every conclusion that the writers came to in this volume, but it was a good book with some helpful insights on a very difficult subject.

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