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Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture
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Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture

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Eerdmans 2012

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Overview

The Bible is a religious masterpiece, casting 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 speak of loving our enemies and also speak of slaughtering 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.

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Product Details

  • Title: Sacred Word, Broken Word: Biblical Authority and the Dark Side of Scripture
  • Author: Kenton L. Sparks
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Resource Type: Monographs

About Kenton L. Sparks

Kenton L. Sparks is professor of biblical studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. His previous books include Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible and God’s Word in Human Words.