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The Joshua delusion? : Rethinking genocide in the Bible, Douglas Earl

Label
The Joshua delusion? : Rethinking genocide in the Bible
Title
The Joshua delusion?
Title remainder
Rethinking genocide in the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Earl
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many Christians wrestle with biblical passages in which God commands the slaughter of the Canaanites-men, women, and children. The issue of the morality of the biblical God is one of the major challenges for faith today. How can such texts be Holy Scripture? In this bold and innovative book Douglas Earl grasps the bull by the horns and guides readers to new and unexpected ways of looking at the book of Joshua. Drawing on insights from the early church and from modern scholarship, Earl argues that we have mistakenly read Joshua as a straightforward historical account and have ended up with a genocidal God. In contrast, Earl offers a theological interpretation in which the mass killing of Canaanites is a deliberate use of myth to make important theological points that are still valid today. Christopher J.H. Wright then offers a thoughtful response to Earl's provocative views. The book closes with Earl's reply to Wright and readers are encouraged to continue the debate."--Pub. website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Earl, Douglas S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • War
  • Violence in the Bible
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Violence in the Bible
  • War
Label
The Joshua delusion? : Rethinking genocide in the Bible, Douglas Earl
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Durham University, 2008, under title: Reading Joshua as Christian scripture
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-174)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Walter Moberly -- If Jericho was razed, is our faith in vain? -- On wearing good glasses: the importance of interpretation -- Clearing the ground: understanding Joshua as an ancient text -- Reading Joshua -- Reading Joshua as Christian scripture -- So what? -- Response to Douglas Earl / Christopher J.H. Wright -- Response to Christopher J.H. Wright
Control code
ocn853495781
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780227902141
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 503031
  • 22573/ctt1cg7stw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853495781
Label
The Joshua delusion? : Rethinking genocide in the Bible, Douglas Earl
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Durham University, 2008, under title: Reading Joshua as Christian scripture
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-174)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Walter Moberly -- If Jericho was razed, is our faith in vain? -- On wearing good glasses: the importance of interpretation -- Clearing the ground: understanding Joshua as an ancient text -- Reading Joshua -- Reading Joshua as Christian scripture -- So what? -- Response to Douglas Earl / Christopher J.H. Wright -- Response to Christopher J.H. Wright
Control code
ocn853495781
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780227902141
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 503031
  • 22573/ctt1cg7stw
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853495781

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