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Author Desjardins, Michell
Title Peace, Violence and the New Testament
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1997
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (135 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Biblical Seminar Ser
Biblical Seminar Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION -- Chapter 2 PEACE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT -- 1. The Vocabulary -- 2. An Overview of the Non-Violent Exhortations and Actions -- 3. The Sermon on the Mount -- 4. The Parables -- 5. The Imminent Demise of the World -- 6. Paul' s Ethic of Peace -- 7. Summary -- Chapter 3 VIOLENCE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT -- 1. The Vocabulary -- 2. An Overview of the Violent Exhortations and Actions -- 3. The Non-Pacifist Stance -- 4. The Apocalyptic World-View -- 5. The Role of Women -- 6. The Insider-Outsider Mentality -- 7. Summary -- Chapter 4 CONCLUSION -- 1. The Views are Consistent -- 2. The Views are Inconsistent -- Bibliography -- Index of References -- Index of Authors -- B -- C -- D -- G -- H -- J -- K -- L -- M -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W
Over the centuries, New Testament texts have inspired both peace activism and violence towards others. Most Christians, including New Testament scholars, continue to find peace at the core of these scriptures, and consider that the use of violence misrepresents basic Christian beliefs. This challenging study contends that the New Testament promotes violence as strongly as it promotes peace. Through close analysis of a wide range of texts, Desjardins shows how foundational both peace and violence are in the New Testament, and then suggests that the leading interpretative theories in this area do not do justice to the complexity of the primary sources
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Link Print version: Desjardins, Michell Peace, Violence and the New Testament London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c1997 9781850757993
Subject Peace -- Biblical teaching.;Violence -- Biblical teaching
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