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Violence in Scripture
Creach, Jerome F. D.

Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2013 pp. xiv + 286. $35.00

Series Information
Interpretation



Description: The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the types of violence that appear in scripture. He then wrestles with the most important biblical texts on violence to work through specific interpretational issues. This new volume in the Interpretation: Resources for Use of Scripture in the Church series will help preachers and pastors interpret those difficult texts, encouraging them to face violence in the Bible with honesty.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches

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Review by Pieter G. R. de Villiers
Published 4/22/2015
Citation: Pieter G. R. de Villiers, review of Jerome F. D. Creach, Violence in Scripture, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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