Sacred Word, Broken Word Paperback

Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture

by Kenton L. Sparks;

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Sacred Word, Broken Word

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The Bible is a religious masterpiece. Its authors cast a profound vision for the healing of humanity through the power of divine love, grace and forgiveness. But the Bible also contains "dark texts" that challenge our ethical imagination. How can one book teach us to love our enemies and also teach us to slaughter Canaanites? Why does a book that preaches the equality of all people -- male and female, slave and free, Greek and Jew -- also include laws that permit God's people to trade in slaves and to persecute those of a different faiths or ethnicities? In Sacred Word, Broken Word Kenton Sparks argues that the "dark side" of Scripture is not an illusion. Rather, these dark texts remind us that all human beings, including the biblical authors, stand in need of God's redemptive solution in Jesus Christ.

Sacred Word, Broken Word by Kenton L. Sparks was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in May 2012 and is our 41783rd best seller. The ISBN for Sacred Word, Broken Word is 9780802867186.

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Details for Sacred Word, Broken Word

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (May 2012)
Number of Pages176
Thickness15 mm
Height226 mm
Width150 mm
Product Code4025918
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