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Violence of God

a brief thought on John Dominic Crossan’s new book on the Bible and God’s violence

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

A few weeks ago I read John Dominic Crossan’s new book How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis Through Revelation, and […]

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my thoughts about thinking about violence in the Bible: a counterpoint

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Several days ago over at OnFaith, John Dickson posted “4 Responses to the Problem of Violence in the Bible.” I respect Dickson and his work a lot. I also think his thoughts in this […]

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Canaanite genocide: it’s OK because it wasn’t THAT bad (was it?)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Here is my second post on my reaction to the RNS interview with Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of […]

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the Canaanites weren’t the “worst sinners ever”: engaging Copan and Flannagan on Canaanite extermination

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Earlier this month, Jonathan Merritt over at RNS interviewed Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan about their recent book Did God Really Command Genocide?: Coming to Terms with the Justice of God. […]

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biblical violence and reading the Bible like Jesus did

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

Today’s post is an interview with Derek Flood, author of Disarming Scripture: Cherry-Picking Liberals, Violence-Loving Conservatives, and Why We All Need to Learn to Read the Bible Like Jesus Did, […]

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want to read an excerpt from The Bible Tells Me So? (of course you do)

By Pete Enns, Ph.D.

The release of my upcoming book The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It is now less than a month away, and I know […]

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