God and Guns: The Bible Against American Gun Culture

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God and Guns: The Bible Against American Gun Culture

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Using the Bible as the foundational source and guide, while also bringing contemporary sociological data to the conversation, seven biblical scholars and theologians construct a powerful dialogue about gun violence in America, concluding that guns are incompatible with the God of Christian Scripture. God and Guns is the first book to argue against gun culture from a biblical studies perspective. Bringing the Bible into conversation with contemporary sociological data, the volume breaks new exegetical and critical ground and lays the foundations for further theological work. The scholars assembled in this volume construct a powerful argument against gun violence, concluding that a self-identity based on guns is incompatible with Christian identity. Drawing on their expertise in the Bible's ancient origins and modern usage, they present striking new insights involving psychology, ethics, race, gender, and culture. This collection, carefully edited for clarity and readability, will change conversations--and our culture.

Contributors include:

  • T. M. Lemos
  • David Lincicum
  • Shelly Matthews
  • Yolanda Norton
  • Brent A. Strawn

ISBN: 9780664266820

ISBN-10: 9780664266820

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Publication Date: 11/02/2021 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/02/2021 - 12:00am

Pages: 200

Language: English


Christian Theology - Ethics