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 the use of violence as misrepresenting Christian beliefs.
This study contends that the New Testament promotes violence as strongly as it promotes peace. Through close analysis of a wide range of texts, Desjardins explores the peace - and violence - promoting features of the New Testament, shows how both are foundational, and then suggests that the leading interpretative theories in this area do not do justice to the complexity of the primary sources.
Series: Biblical Seminar S.
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.2