Peace, Violence And The New Testament by Michell DesjardinsPeace, Violence And The New Testament by Michell Desjardins

Peace, Violence And The New Testament

byMichell Desjardins

Paperback | February 1, 1997

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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.
Michel Desjardins is Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Title:Peace, Violence And The New TestamentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.1 × 6.14 × 0.31 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Bloomsbury

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ISBN - 10:1850757992

ISBN - 13:9781850757993