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Walter Brueggemann - Divine Presence Amid Violence

Divine Presence Amid Violence by Walter Brueggemann

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Tags: Bible Studies and Daily Readings, Book, Biblical Commentaries Old Testament
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Genre: Bible Studies and Daily Readings
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 80925
Product Format: Book
ISBN: 9781842276600
Publisher: Paternoster Press
Content Type: General book
Cat. Code: 9781842276600
Release Date: 03 Jul 2009

How can God be revealed through the violence in the book of Joshua?

'What shall we do with all the violence and bloody war that is done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh?'

We often find the violent texts in the OT to be both morally repulsive and theologically problematic. This is not simply because they are violent, but because they seem to endorse violence committed in the name of Yahweh. Religious violence is a burning issue in our world and many Christians struggle to find the God of Jesus in texts which appear to endorse such behaviour.

In this readable book Brueggemann proposes a way of receiving some of these troubling texts as containing genuine divine revelation. He takes Joshua 11 as a case study and shows how we might hear a challenging word from God to his people today through its violent story.














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