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Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence across the Testaments Laura Brenneman

Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence across the Testaments

Laura Brenneman

Published April 23rd 2014
ISBN : 9781620326220
Paperback
400 pages
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 About the Book 

Struggles for Shalom is a collection of essays by biblical scholars about peace, justice, and violence in ancient Jewish and Christian texts, written to honor the life work of Mennonite scholars Perry B. Yoder and Willard M. Swartley. In this volume,MoreStruggles for Shalom is a collection of essays by biblical scholars about peace, justice, and violence in ancient Jewish and Christian texts, written to honor the life work of Mennonite scholars Perry B. Yoder and Willard M. Swartley. In this volume, twenty-three authors—colleagues, former students, friends, and others influenced by Yoders and Swartleys scholarship—add to the honorees work in appreciation for their shared focus on biblical texts lessons of peace. Specific texts and topics include Eccl 3:1-9 and time for war, Ezek 14:12-23 and Gods retribution, Luke 22:31-61 and Peters sword, the temple cleansing episodes in John 2 and Mark 11, sectarianism and violence in manuscripts from the Dead Sea, violence in creation in the Hebrew Bible, Chronicles as utopian literature, peace and violence in Pauls writings, and globalization in biblical studies. This collection is diverse and ambitious. For church and academy, and for anyone curious about what Scripture has to say about peace and violence, this book delivers focused study of peace and violence across the Testaments.