Laying Down the Sword : Why We Can't Ignore the Bible's Violent Verses Christianity Became More Peaceful than Islam

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Philip Jenkins delivers a fearless examination of the darkand violent verses of the Bible--and a call for us to read them anew in pursuitof a richer, more honest faith. From "one of America's best scholars ofreligion" (The Economist), this daring exploration of the Scripture'smost difficult passages forces us to confront and accept the violence that wasas integral to the formulation of Christianity's message as it was for manyother of the world's religions, and shows us how a full understanding of theScripture will allow us to finally move towards a more peaceful, spiritualworld. Readers of Bart Ehrman's God's Problem, John Selby Spong's The Sins of Scripture, andJenkins's own The Jesus Wars, as well as every Christian eager to squarethe recurrent violence of the Scripture with Christianity's enduring message ofpeace, will find these difficult questions explored in full in Laying Downthe Sword.

Details

Author(s)
Philip Jenkins
Format
Paperback | 256 pages
Dimensions
144 x 203 x 18mm | 248g
Publication date
13 Dec 2012
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Imprint
HarperOne
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0061990728
ISBN13
9780061990724
Bestsellers rank
519,709