Endorsements & Reviews-
"[This is] a bold rereading of Scripture as the story of the conflict between the covenant of Abraham and the covenant of Phineas, and a summary reading of their fateful trajectories within Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Again and again, I am challenged to reconsider the meaning of texts I had thought I understood."
--J. Gerald Janzen, Christian Theological Seminary
"With this book, a venerable scholar of covenant has reentered the academic discussion with insights not to be ignored . . . His presentation of the exile as Israel's own debt slavery in a 'treasury of merits' theology, and his contrast of the open hospitality of the Abrahamic corporate family with the aggressive Phineas conquest theology, are provocative models."
--Robert D. Miller II, The Catholic University of America
"Buchanan's journey through the contracts of Abraham and Phineas challenges readers to revisit their presuppositions and reevaluate their conclusions. His reframing of the Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim faiths discloses the flawed thinking that undergirds today's militaristic world and provides a radical and sorely needed alternative."
--M. Robert Mulholland, Jr., Asbury Theological Seminary
"Buchanan brings a lifetime of experience and expertise to the foundational and far-reaching theme of the covenant. Exploring the legal, historical, theological, social, ethical, political, and eschatological dimensions of this scriptural concept, he brings light to issues that have long taxed the experts. In seeking understanding of such a complex subject, the reader can be in no better hands."
--William R. Telford, St John's College