Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation

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Herald Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Religion - 366 pages
The Bible appears to give mixed and even conflicting signals on the four case issues of slavery, Sabbath, war, and women. New Testament scholar Willard Swartley seeks to identify the difficulties surrounding these discussions and clarify basic learnings in biblical interperation in a spirit of unity and dialogue. As a predecessor to his 2003 publication, Homosexuality, this book rounds out a thorough spirit-filled discussion of some of the most contentious and sensitive issues facing the church today. 368 Pages.

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Foreword by Albert J Meyer
The Bible and Slavery
Slavery is a merciful institution

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Willard M. Swartley (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor emeritus of New Testament at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He formerly served as its dean and acting president and is an ordained minister in the Mennonite Church. Swartley has published several books and numerous academic articles and reviews.

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