The Unholy in Holy Scripture: The Dark Side of the Bible
Westminster John Knox Press, 1997 M01 1 - 167 páginas
The Bible is the most widely read and translated book in the world, and its influence is immeasurable. Nonetheless, according to Gerd Ludemann, its use by Christians is highly selective. Ludemann asks, what about those parts of the Bible that contain God's command to exterminate entire peoples or those texts which demonize other faiths? He focuses first on the practice of Holy War and then on the anti-Judaism of New Testament writings. He also tackles the question of how, given this destructive side of Scripture, we can continue to be Christians. In response, he points to the person of Jesus and his example.
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The author Gerd Lüdemann is who was the Professor of New Testament at the University of Göttingen, Germany and Director of the Institute of Early Christian Studies. He has also served as Visiting ... Leer comentario completo
Problems and Methods
Refutability as a criterion for a scientific statement
The divisions in this book
Unholy Violence against Others in the
The ban is not revenge but a ritual
Is the ban historically excusable?
At no time can there be different opinions
Forgery or authentic religious pseudepigraphy?
The pernicious longterm effect of the utopias
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