The Joshua Delusion : Rethinking Genocide in the Bible Paperback / softback
Many Christians wrestle with biblical passages in which God commands the slaughter of the Canaanites - men, women, and children - and the book of Joshua in particular showcases the genocidal violence which saturates the Old Testament.
The issue of the morality of the God portrayed in these passages is one of the major challenges for faith today, leading many Christians to cast doubt over what, if any, theological value can be gleamed from such accounts and how they can even be called Holy Scripture.
In this bold and innovative book Douglas Earl grasps the bull by the horns and guides readers to new and unexpected ways of looking at the book of Joshua.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 190 pages
- Publisher: James Clarke & Co Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/06/2011
- Category: Genocide & ethnic cleansing
- ISBN: 9780227173763