The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred

Liberation from the Myth of Sanctioned Violence

By James G. Williams

Foreword by Rene Girard

The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred

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  • ISBN: 9781556356360
  • Pages: 310
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00
Web Price: $28.00

The Bible, Violence, and the Sacred

Liberation from the Myth of Sanctioned Violence

By James G. Williams

Foreword by Rene Girard

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781556356360
  • Pages: 310
  • Publication Date: 10/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $35.00
Web Price: $28.00

About-

This book represents the first comprehensive application to the whole Bible of Rene Girard's theories on violence, civilization, and religion.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Williams has given usa profound meditation on the Bible, which shows the subtle interaction of grace and the sacred in its pages, a richly textured tapestry of sin and salvation which describes the struggle of divine mercy to manifest itself in the midst of human mendacity, in the real world beyond the text, where we all live and search for truth."
--Robert G. Hamerton-Kelly, Stanford University

"This book deserves a careful, critical consideration by those who look into the Jewish and Christian traditions for insight in understanding and healing the interconnection between violence and religion."
--Robert J. Miller, Midway College

"A delight . . . this eminently readable book should have a great impact not only on biblical scholars, but on all cultivated readers concerned with the rise of nihilism and eager to follow the great philosophical and religious debate that is now raging all around us."
--Rene Girard, author of Violence and the Sacred

Contributors-

James G. Williams
Rene Girard

Bio(s)-

James G. Williams, now retired, taught Hebrew Bible and New Testament at Syracuse University and is the author of Gospel Against Parable: Mark's Language of Mystery and Women Recounted: Narrative Thinking and the God of Israel.

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