Facing the Challenges of "Virtuous Violence" No one can read far in the Hebrew Bible without encountering depictions of violence carried out by human beings, sometimes in the name of God, or indeed violence carried out or commanded by God-from Cain's murder of Able to the slaughter of Canaanite populations and much, much more. For those who read the Bible as sacred scripture, such depictions can pose tremendous moral and theological challenges. For all of us, they pose historical questions as well: Where did these invocations of divinely sanctioned violence come from? How are we to understand them in a world where the lessening of violence is a desperate need? Book jacket. Contents Part 1: Exploring the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy Part 2: Proposing a Way of Reading the Old Testament Nonviolently Part 3: Applying Nonviolent Reading Strategies to Violent Texts Book jacket.
The Violence of Scripture
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy
Mind, Body & Spirit