Coping with violence in the new testament
- edited by Pieter De Villiers & Jan Willem van Henten.
- Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (x, 305 pages).
- Studies in theology and religion ; v. 16. 1566-208X
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-294) and indexes.
- Preface Jan Willem van Henten (University of Amsterdam, University of Stellenbosch), Pieter G.R. de Villiers (University of the Free State) Part I INTRODUCTORY ESSAYS Chapter One: Religion, Bible and Violence Jan Willem van Henten (University of Amsterdam, University of Stellenbosch) Chapter Two: Violence in the New Testament and the Roman Empire: Ambivalence, Othering, Agency Jeremy Punt (University of Stellenbosch) Part II CASE STUDIES Chapter Three: Paul's Version of "Turning the Other Cheek". Rethinking Violence and Tolerance Andries van Aarde (University of Pretoria) Chapter Four: Violence in the Letter to the Galatians? Francois Tolmie (University of the Free State) Chapter Five: A Godfighter Becomes a Fighter for God Rob van Houwelingen (Theological University Kampen) Chapter Six: Jesus and Violence: An Ideological-Critical Reading of the Tenants in Mark 12:1-12 Ernest van Eck (University of Pretoria) Chapter Seven: The Use of Violence in Punishing Adultery in Biblical Texts (Deuteronomy 22:13-29 and John 7:53-8:11) Wim Weren (Tilburg University) Chapter Eight: Violence in a Gospel of Love Jan van der Watt (Radboud University of Nijmegen, University of Pretoria) and Jacobus Kok (University of Pretoria) Chapter Nine: Images of War and Creation, of Violence and Non-Violence in the Revelation of John Paul B. Decock (University of KwaZulu-Natal, St. Joseph's Theological Institute) Chapter Ten: Exegetical Perspectives on Violence in Revelation 18 Pieter G.R. de Villiers (University of the Free State) Chapter Eleven: The Eschatological Battle according to the Book of Revelation: Perpectives on Revelation 19:11-21 Tobias Nicklas (University of Regensburg)
- Part III EPILOGUE Chapter Twelve: Hermeneutical Perspectives on Violence in the New Testament Pieter G.R. de Villiers (University of the Free State)
- Bibliography Subject Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Violence is present in the very heart of religion and its sacred traditions - also of Christianity and the Bible. The problem, however, is not only that violence is ingrained in the mere existence of religions with their sacred traditions. It is equally problematic to realise that the icy grip of violence on the sacred has gone unnoticed and unchallenged for a very long time. The present publication aims to contribute to the recent scholarly debate about the interconnections between violence and monotheistic religions by analysing the role of violence in the New Testament as well as by offering some hermeneutical perspectives on violence as it is articulated in the earliest Christian writings. Contributors include: Andries G. van Aarde, Paul Decock, Pieter G.R. de Villiers, Ernest van Eck, Jan Willem van Henten, Rob van Houwelingen, Kobus Kok, Tobias Nicklas, Jeremy Punt, Jan G. van der Watt, and Wim Weren.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc. > Congresses.
- Bible. New Testament.
- Violence > Religious aspects > Christianity > Congresses.
- Violence in the Bible > Congresses.
- RELIGION > Biblical Studies > New Testament.
- Violence in the Bible.
- Violence > Religious aspects > Christianity.
- Publication date
- Studies in theology and religion, 1566-208X ; v. 16
- 9789004221055 (electronic bk.)
- 9004221050 (electronic bk.)
- 9789004221048 (Cloth)
- 9004221042 (Cloth)