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Sacred Word, Broken Word : Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture
by Kenton L. Sparks


Overview - The Bible is a religious masterpiece. Its authors cast a profound vision for the healing of humanity through the power of divine love, grace and forgiveness. But the Bible also contains -dark texts- that challenge our ethical imagination. How can one book teach us to love our enemies and also teach us to slaughter Canaanites?  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Bible is a religious masterpiece. Its authors cast a profound vision for the healing of humanity through the power of divine love, grace and forgiveness. But the Bible also contains -dark texts- that challenge our ethical imagination. How can one book teach us to love our enemies and also teach us to slaughter Canaanites? Why does a book that preaches the equality of all people -- male and female, slave and free, Greek and Jew -- also include laws that permit God's people to trade in slaves and to persecute those of a different faiths or ethnicities?
In Sacred Word, Broken Word Kenton Sparks argues that the -dark side- of Scripture is not an illusion. Rather, these dark texts remind us that all human beings, including the biblical authors, stand in need of God's redemptive solution in Jesus Christ.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802867186
  • ISBN-10: 0802867189
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 180
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds


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Books > Religion > Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - General
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