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Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters

Iain Provan

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ISBN 10: 1481300237 / ISBN 13: 9781481300230
Published by Baylor University Press, 2014
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Title: Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old ...

Publisher: Baylor University Press

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: UK ed.

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The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities. Iain Provan counters that such easy and popular readings misunderstand the Old Testament. He opposes modern misconceptions of the Old Testament by addressing ten fundamental questions that the biblical text should--and according to Provan does--answer: questions such as "Who is God?" and "Why do evil and suffering mark the world?" By focusing on Genesis and drawing on other Old Testament and extra-biblical sources, Seriously Dangerous Religion constructs a more plausible reading. As it turns out, Provan argues, the Old Testament is far more dangerous than modern critics even suppose. Its dangers are the bold claims it makes upon its readers.

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Iain Provan is the Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies, Regent College. He lives in the Vancouver, Canada area.

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