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Seriously dangerous religion : what the Old Testament really says and why it matters

Author: Iain W Provan
Publisher: Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities. Iain Provan counters that such easy and popular readings misunderstand the Old Testament. He opposes modern misconceptions of the Old Testament by addressing ten  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain W Provan
ISBN: 9781481300223 1481300229 9781481300230 1481300237
OCLC Number: 854612649
Description: x, 502 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Of mice, and men, and hobbits : Stories, art, and life --
The up quark, the down quark, and other cool stuff : What is the world? --
Slow to anger, abounding in love, and (thankfully) jealous : Who is God? --
Of humus and humanity : Who are man and woman? --
It isn't natural : Why do evil and suffering mark the world? --
On living in a blighted world : What am I to do about evil and suffering? --
Even the stork knows that : How am I to relate to God? --
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none : How am I to relate to my neighbor? --
On keeping the earth : How am I to relate to the rest of creation? --
I saw the new Jerusalem : Which society should I be helping to build? --
A bird perched in the soul : What am I to hope for? --
Further up and further in : new dimensions in the old story --
On the judicious closing of the mind : The question of truth --
Risk assessment : Is the story dangerous? --
Postscript: Biblical faith for a new age.
Responsibility: Iain Provan.

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The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Iain Provan counters that such easy and popular readings misunderstand the Old Testament. He opposes modern misconceptions  Read more...

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