Hermeneutics, Ethics and Holy War
Hermeneutics, Ethics and Holy War [NEWT/OLDT 0670]
The war texts of Scripture often trouble contemporary Christians and serve as stumbling blocks for unbelievers. Why would God command genocide of the Canaanites? How could God possibly be pleased with slaughtering babies or taking virgins as trophy wives? Do the traditional answers about the evil of the Canaanites and God’s absolute justice/holiness resolve these ethical dilemmas? This course will look at the unfolding theme of holy war throughout Scripture from the sword-wielding angels outside the garden (Genesis) to the final apocalyptic battle (Revelation) and examine better ways of untangling the complex issues of hermeneutics, ethics and storyline.
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
School: Seminary (SEM)
This course is open for registration
This course is available as an Audit course
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