Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"The 'Prince of Peace' or the God of War?"

The Isaiah Scroll - Dead Sea Scrolls

My new article, "The Prince of Peace" or the God of War? Jesus as Nonviolent Messiah" was just published in The Bible and Interpretation. Here's the intro

"Was Jesus nonviolent at the beginning of his ministry only to embrace violence later? Or vice versa? Or was Jesus radically nonviolent throughout his ministry and then misrepresented in the Gospels? Did Jesus say "love your enemies" and then assign them to eternal hell? Did Jesus change his mind? Or is it the tradition itself that is confused and irreconcilable? . . . "