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The Resource The violence of Scripture : overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy, Eric A. Seibert

The violence of Scripture : overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy, Eric A. Seibert

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The violence of Scripture : overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy
Title
The violence of Scripture
Title remainder
overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy
Statement of responsibility
Eric A. Seibert
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
No one can read far in the Old Testament without encountering numerous acts of violence that are sanctioned in the text and attributed to both God and humans. Over the years, these texts have been used to justify all sorts of violence: from colonizing people and justifying warfare, to sanctioning violence against women and children. Eric Seibert confrons the problem of "virtuous" violence and urges people to engage in an ethically responsible reading of these troublesome texts. He offers a variety of reading strategies designed to critique textually sanctioned violence, while still finding ways to use even the most difficult texts constructively, thus providing a desperately needed approach to the violence of Scripture that can help us live more peaceably in a world plagued by religious violence. --from publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seibert, Eric A.
Index
index present
LC call number
BS1199.V56
LC item number
S45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in the Bible
  • Hermeneutics
  • Violence in the Bible
  • Gewalt
  • Hermeneutik
Label
The violence of Scripture : overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy, Eric A. Seibert
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Bible should never be used to harm others -- The Old Testament's troubling legacy -- The pervasive presence of "virtuous" violence in the Old Testament -- The danger of reading the Bible -- Developing good reading habits: becoming ethically responsible readers -- Reading the Old Testament nonviolently -- 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
Control code
773019639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9781451424324
Lccn
2012007894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021249491
System control number
(OCoLC)773019639
Label
The violence of Scripture : overcoming the Old Testament's troubling legacy, Eric A. Seibert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-209) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Bible should never be used to harm others -- The Old Testament's troubling legacy -- The pervasive presence of "virtuous" violence in the Old Testament -- The danger of reading the Bible -- Developing good reading habits: becoming ethically responsible readers -- Reading the Old Testament nonviolently -- 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
Control code
773019639
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 220 pages
Isbn
9781451424324
Lccn
2012007894
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021249491
System control number
(OCoLC)773019639
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