Warrior god and Prince of Peace?

Tuesdays 1:00 – 3:00

Is the god who commands the genocide of the Canaanites the same god who is incarnated as the Prince of Peace? How do we reconcile a Jesus who commands his disciples to lay down their swords with the sword-wielding Jesus of the book of revelation? is violence against evil a just response or a perpetuation of evil? in this class we’ll examine the violent images of god in the Bible, violent and non-violent models of the atonement, Just War theory and Christian peace traditions.

Larry Eubanks is pastor of First Baptist Church of Frederick.. He earned a B.S., a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Literature. He blogs on biblical interpretation (larryeubanks.com), is a contributor at EthicsDaily.com and MissioAlliance.com and is author of The Essence of Jesus: A Fresh Look at the Beatitudes.

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