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Genocide, the Bible and Biblical Scholarship (Paperback) (Shawn Kelley)

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The ongoing scholarly conversation around divinely sanctioned violence can be enriched by engaging with the emerging field of comparative genocide studies, contends Kelley. He begins with the term genocide and identifies two generations of genocide scholars--the first concerned with defining it and the second concerned with identifying conditions that make genocide possible. His own position is that the very structure of modernity makes genocide possible. Turning to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, he explores the extermination campaigns of ancient empires--Assyria, Babylon, Rome--that brought destruction upon the biblical Israelites, and compares these imperial actions with modern settler and colonial genocides. He concludes by discussing genocidal ideology itself, and finds it broader than most scholars think. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Brill Research Perspectives
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Shawn Kelley
Language: English
Street Date: July 14, 2016
TCIN: 51759875
UPC: 9789004326682
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-1612
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