Laying Down The Sword: Why We Can't Ignore The Bible's Violent Verses by Philip Jenkins

Laying Down The Sword: Why We Can't Ignore The Bible's Violent Verses

byPhilip Jenkins

Paperback | November 6, 2012

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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.

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Philip Jenkins, the author ofThe Lost History of Christianity,Jesus Wars, andThe Next Christendom, is the Distinguished Professor of History and member of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He has published articles and op-ed pieces inThe Wall Street Journal,New Republic,The Atlantic Monthly,The Washington Post...
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Title:Laying Down The Sword: Why We Can't Ignore The Bible's Violent VersesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Jenkins has outdone himself. This is by far the best piece of work he has ever done, dealing with one of the most controversial issues Christians struggle with day-in and day-out.”