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Ent The external problems are critiues against the Bible and the Christian faith based on the war like nature of the Old Testament and the close association between Christianity and war throughout history Only by examining and understanding the problem of war in the Old Testament will Christians be able to respond intelligently to attacks on their faith to educate their youth in the nature of war and to influence modern attitudes toward war Peter C Craigie was Academic Vice President of the University of Calgary professor of religious studies and authored The Book of Deuteronomy in the New International Commentary on the Old Testament series Eerdmans Dr Craig. This helpful treatment of a profoundly difficult problem is short and to the point Craigie examines the issues around the war passage

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The Problem of War in the Old Testament

The predominance of war in the Old Testament troubles many Christians However it is an issue that must be faced says Peter C Craigie because it has serious ramifications for contemporary Christian attitudes about war Professor Craigie categorizes the problems into two kinds personal and external The personal problems arise from the Christian's attempt to grapple with the emphasis on war in a book fundamental to faith Three areas are considered here the representation of God as warrior; God's revelation of himself in a book which preserves an extensive amount of war literature; and the seemingly conflicting ethics taught in the Old Testament and the New Testam. If I were to give this book a rating from 1 to 10 I would put it somewhere around 5 I will further explain this rating but I must fir

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Ie is acutely aware of the ethical problems posed by his subject and his study should be helpful to others who are eually aware of these problems I am glad to commend this book F F Bruce University of Manchester Professor Craigie approaches a difficult subject in an irenic open manner conveying both his grasp of the subject matter and his deep concern as a theologian and churchman for helping lay people think about a troubling problem in a fresh way Any person or group seeking to wrestle with the problem of war in the Old Testament will find Craigie's thoughtful study one of the most helpful resources available Patrick D Miller Jr Princeton Theological Semina. This book marks a milestone in nearly 20 years of my theological education it is the one and only scholarly work I ve ever read endin


6 thoughts on “The Problem of War in the Old Testament

  1. says:

    If I were to give this book a rating from 1 to 10 I would put it somewhere around 5 I will further explain this rating but I must first say that despite this fact I would still highly recommend the book to anyone Peter does an excellent job of expressing the theological and practical problems of the prevalence of war in the Old Testament Throughout the entire book he hints at resolutions to these problems which causes one to be hopeful and

  2. says:

    This helpful treatment of a profoundly difficult problem is short and to the point Craigie examines the issues around the war passages of the Old Testament from a variety of angles including the significant OT t

  3. says:

    This book marks a milestone in nearly 20 years of my theological education it is the one and only scholarly work I've eve

  4. says:

    I was very appreciative of Craigie's open and honest wrestling with the issues of sanctioned violence in the Old Testament I gave t

  5. says:

    Helpful I'd like to have a conversation with this author

  6. says:

    His effort to reframe the issue of God's relationship to our wars and violence is marvelous