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

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MennoMedia, May 7, 1983 - Religion - 368 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.

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Contents

Foreword by Albert J Meyer
17
The Bible and Slavery
31
Slavery is a merciful institution
37
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

Willard M. Swartley is professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He has served as dean of the seminary and director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies, and New Testament editor of the Believers Church Bible Commentary series. Among other titles he is author of Homosexuality: Biblical Interpretation and Moral Discernment, and Send Forth Your Light.

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