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Table Of Contents

The Bible as an Idol?
The Manifesto of “The Savage Text”
The Argument of the Book
Morality or Ideology?
A Guidebook for Sexual Behavior?
A Man Needs a Woman?
When is Exegesis Homophobic?
The Bible and Racism
The Bible and Slavery
Reading the Bible after Slavery
“The Great Day of Wrath”: The Bible and the End
“Man of War” or “Prince of Peace”?
“Rapture” or Rupture?
Jesus and Children
“Take Now Thy Son”: The Bible and Children
Putting Jesus First
The Bible and Anti-Semitism
The Bible and Misogyny
Learning from the Legacy?
Faith in the Book or Faith in God?
The Scripture Principle
Hooker and the Middle Way
“Lost Christianities” and New “Heresies”
On Not Being a “People of the Book”
The Personalization of the Book
“Dis-solving” the Problem of Authority
Some Principles for a Peaceful Reading of the Bible
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Scriptural Citations
General Index
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The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

The Savage Text: The Use and Abuse of the Bible

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Misuse of the Bible has made hatred holy. In this provocative book, Adrian Thatcher argues that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible. Fascinating reading for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity. A provocative book claiming that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible Argues that the Bible has been abused to convert the “good news” which it brings to the world, into one which has been used to discriminate against many groups, including children, women, Jews, people of color, slaves, heretics, and homosexuals Asks how Christians have been able to conduct, in public and on a global scale, an argument that has exposed so much prejudice, fear and hatred Offers an alternative, faithful and peaceable reading of the Bible, drawing on numerous examples throughout Breaks new ground in debates about sexual ethics and biblical interpretation
Misuse of the Bible has made hatred holy. In this provocative book, Adrian Thatcher argues that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible. Fascinating reading for anyone concerned about the future of Christianity. A provocative book claiming that debates on sexuality currently raging through the churches are the latest outbreak in a long line of savage interpretations of the Bible Argues that the Bible has been abused to convert the “good news” which it brings to the world, into one which has been used to discriminate against many groups, including children, women, Jews, people of color, slaves, heretics, and homosexuals Asks how Christians have been able to conduct, in public and on a global scale, an argument that has exposed so much prejudice, fear and hatred Offers an alternative, faithful and peaceable reading of the Bible, drawing on numerous examples throughout Breaks new ground in debates about sexual ethics and biblical interpretation

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Publish date: Feb 13, 2009
Added to Scribd: May 29, 2013
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