Seriously Dangerous Religion



Seriously Dangerous Religion The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text Best selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities Iain Provan counters that such easy and popular readings misunderstand the Old Testament He opposes modern misconceptions of the Old Testament by addressing ten fundamental questions that the biblical text should and according to Provan does answer questions such as Who is God and Why do evil and suffering mark the world By focusing on Genesis and drawing on other Old Testament and extra biblical sources, Seriously Dangerous Religion constructs a plausible reading As it turns out, Provan argues, the Old Testament is far dangerous than modern critics even suppose Its dangers are the bold claims it makes upon its readers. Free Read [ Seriously Dangerous Religion ] Author [ Iain W. Provan ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages
  • Seriously Dangerous Religion
  • Iain W. Provan
  • 25 April 2017
  • 1481300229

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  1. Michael Philliber says:

    Seriously Dangerous Religion What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It MattersIain ProvanBaylor University PressOne Bear Place 97363 Waco, TX 76798 7363http www.baylorpress.com ISBN 9781481300230 49.95 August 20145 Stars of 5 StarsHazarding Holy HistoryThe Old Testament receives a lot of flak It looks grisly, violent, vicious and unforgiving to many Then adding to the bad press it already gets, the new Atheists and others have taken great pleasure in painting it with even darker and Seriously Dangerous Religion What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It MattersIain ProvanBaylor University PressOne Bear Place 97363 Waco, TX 76798 7363http www.baylorpress.com ISBN 9781481300230 49.95 August 20145 Stars of 5 StarsHazarding Holy HistoryThe Old Testament receives a lot of flak It looks grisly, violent, vicious and unforgiving to many Then adding to the bad press it already gets, the new Atheists and others have taken great pleasure in painting it with even darker and sta...

  2. Shaun says:

    This is an excellent read that demonstrates both depth and breath of knowledge in clear compelling prose Whether discussing Mesopotamian texts, Qur an, and other literature, Provan asks questions that matter in life and reveals what is at ...

  3. Daniel Supimpa says:

    Great reading Provan s style is noticeably artistic and rich Literarily, the reading is accessible and worth the time, either for a theologian, a regular Western citizen, or to someone with profound critics towards the god presented in the Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures The book explores these ancient texts in a thoughtful dialogue with its Ancient Near Eastern context, modern global biblical scholarship, contemporary literature, and Western Culture Two factors were particularly attractive Great reading Provan s style is noticeably artistic and rich Literarily, the reading is accessible and worth the time, either for a t...

  4. Morgan Bradham says:

    I want to be clear that this is not an atheist piece of scholarship This is a theological work for Christians and non Christians alike who are willing to test their salt against the interpretations of the masses Provan warnsI recognize that I have as much chance of persuading such ideologically committed readers that there is reality outside their box as the lion Aslan had in The Last Battle of persuading the dwarves that there was a reality outside their stable. 27 I concur, it is that I want to be clear that this is not an atheist piece of scholarship This is a theological work for Christians and non Christians alike who are willing to test their salt against the interpretations of the masses Provan warnsI recognize that I have as much chance of persuading such ideologically committed readers that there is reality outside their box as the lion Aslan ha...

  5. Bret C says:

    Seriously Necessary BookI don t think enjoy is the right word to describe how I felt about this book I appreciated it and I feel much of what Provan has said is necessary in moving ahead in faith as individuals and as a community I appreciated the contrasts and comparisons with other faith systems Those are ...

  6. Roger Laing says:

    This new work expands on the ideas contained in Dr Iain Provan s earlier and much shorter work, Convenient Myths The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion and the World That Never Was, also published by Baylor Press last year.In this work, Iain reminds the reader that we are all caught up in some kind of story that shapes how we participate in life and from which we make sense of fundamental issues of bei...

  7. Paul Bruggink says:

    Iain Provan wrote this book to clarify that the purpose of the Bible is to answer religious and philosophical questions rather than historical and scientific questions He emphasizes the Old Testament in his discussion because of the unfortunate tendency to read the Old Testament only through the lens of the New Testament, rather than for its own sake p 13 He proceeds to make his case by demonstrating how the Old Testament answers ten important questions in Chapters 2 11 and by comparing th Iain Provan wrote this book to clarify that the purpose of the Bible is to answer religious and philosophical questions rather than historical and scientific questions He emphasizes the Old Testament in his discussion because of the unfortunate tendency to read the Old Testament only through the lens of the New Testament, rather than for its own sake p 13 He proceeds to make his case by demonstrating how the Old Testament answers ten important questions in Chapters 2 11 and by comparing the Old Testament s answers with those of the Ancient Near Eastern myths, ancient Greco Roman philosophies, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism and or modern religions During the course of this, he clearly demonstrates, among other things, that all religions are not basically the same.Chapter 12 gives a fuller answer to each of the ten questions that takes into account the New Testament I would have liked the boo...

  8. Lee Bertsch says:

    The author is conscious of the competing narratives in our world that seek to account for reality and that in the minds of many, the Old Testament presents a particularly dated and even dangerous narrative This book is a response to that and the author does so by testing the Old Testament, not on the basis of small details but against the big questions on which all narratives should be tested Questions like What is the world Why do suffering and evil mark the world What am I to do about suf The author is conscious of the competing narratives in our world that seek to account for reality and that in the minds of many, the Old Testament presents a particularly dated and even dangerous narrative This book is a response to that and the author does so by testing the Old Testament, not on the basis of small details but against the big questions on which all narratives should be tested Questions like What is the world Why do suffering and evil mark the world What am I to do about suffering and evil How am I to relate to my neig...

  9. Martin says:

    Certainly in the top theology reads for me this year An integral biblical story stemming from the inherent goodness of God providing the ultimate reason and hope for healing of all broken relationships in humanity, society and the rest of creation Provan presents a coherent biblical story and makes it relevant for contemporary issues such as the ecological crises, the cheapness of human life and a casual attitude to human rights as well as political organisation to name a few It is a story th Certainly in the top theology reads for me this year An integral biblical story stemming fr...

  10. Shaun says:

    This is an excellent read that demonstrates both depth and breath of knowledge in clear compelling prose Whether discussing Mesopotamian texts, Qur an, and other literature, Provan asks questions that matter in life and reveals...

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