Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem

Holy War in the Bible: Christian Morality and an Old Testament Problem

by Heath A. Thomas
     
 

The first of its kind, this collection offers a constructive response to the question of holy war and Christian morality from an interdisciplinary perspective. By combining biblical, ethical, philosophical and theological insights, the contributors offer a composite image of divine redemption that promises to take the discussion to another level.See more details below

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The first of its kind, this collection offers a constructive response to the question of holy war and Christian morality from an interdisciplinary perspective. By combining biblical, ethical, philosophical and theological insights, the contributors offer a composite image of divine redemption that promises to take the discussion to another level.

Editorial Reviews

William L. Lyons
"The articles, on the whole, are in dialogue with salient scholarship, and the footnotes will serve as fertile ground for additional research. . . . the book moves the discussion forward."
Guenther "Gene" Haas
"[T]he book serves as a valuable resource on this difficult issue. . . . it has definitely advanced the discussion."
David G. Firth
"[A] series of thoughtful essays. . . . Given that the contributors do not always agree with one another, no one should expect to treat this volume as the last word on this complex subject. However, fresh light is shone on the major issues and one hopes that it might at least be a step on the way."
Stephen J. Lennox
"While God does not need to be rescued from false caricatures, his followers do need reinforcements to withstand the faith-shaking attacks from New Atheists and others. This book provides helpful biblical, historical, theological, and philosophical reinforcements."
Matthew James Hamilton
"This is an excellent resource for the scholar, student, pastor, or Bible student who seeks to know more about the concept of holy war in the Bible."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830839957
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
04/05/2013
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,138,965
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Heath A. Thomas (Ph.D., University of Gloucestershire, UK) is assistant professor of Old Testament & Hebrew at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also serves on the editorial board for the Southeastern Theological Review and as the book review editor.

Jeremy Evans (Ph.D., Texas A&M University) is associate professor of philosophy at Southeastern
Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is coauthor of Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously.

Paul Copan is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He has written several books, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical and Scientific Exploration, and he has edited several others, including The Rationality of Theism and Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Formerly he served with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and taught at Trinity International University (Deerfield, Illinois).

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