LAYING DOWN THE SWORD: Coming to Terms with Violent Scriptures � Lecture by Philip Jenkins

DateFebruary 8, 2012
Time3:30 - 5:00 pm
LocationKayser Auditorium
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798
DescriptionDr. Jenkins will lecture on his newest book, “Laying Down the Sword.”
The Bible contains some extremely violent passages, in which God
commands the annihilation of whole races and peoples. Through history,
Christians and Jews have tried many strategies to deal with these
alarming texts, while ordinary believers commonly ignore their
existence. Yet as Christianity grows worldwide and encounters other
faiths, the need to come to terms with our texts of terror becomes ever
more urgent. And when we do make this effort, we see that even the
grimmest-sounding scriptures can become the basis for a richer and
deeper-rooted faith.


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02/08/2012 3:30 PM

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Publisherzzz (old) Institute for Studies of Religion
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