War in the Bible & Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century Review

My friend Karyn has written a very thorough review of the book War in the Bible and Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century.  It is in three parts here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  Violence in scripture is a topic that preoccupies my mind a great deal as I am sure that it does for others as well.  Not only the violence that is depicted in the Bible is of significance, but also the violence that throughout the centuries has sought its sanction there.  After reading Karyn’s review, this text looks like a worthy read on the topic.


Kill Them All – Man, Woman & Child … But, Not Really

Does the Bible Justify Violence? – Review

Daniel McClellan on Religion, War and Peace

Ezra 9-10 – The Context of Today’s Reading Makes it a Tough One

Terence E. Fretheim on God and Violence in the Old Testament


  • Thanks, Jeremy, for pointing people to my review. I do think it is a good book for people who want to listen to different viewpoints as they try to come to their own conclusions.

    • You bet. Seems like it will be a good book. Many texts on the subject either deal with one or the other, the Biblical side of it or the 21st century side of it. It is good to see a text that tries to tie these two discussions together. I hope to read it soon (if I can get out from under my CH 5). Finished editing CH 4 but am a couple days behind on 5.