Laying Down the Sword: Why We Cant Ignore the Bibles Violent Verses - Philip Jenkins

Laying Down the Sword: Why We Cant Ignore the Bibles Violent Verses

Philip Jenkins

Overview

Commands to kill, to commit ethnic cleansing, to institutionalize segregation, to hate and fear other races and religions—all are in the Bible, and all occur with a far greater frequency than in the Qur’an. But fanaticism is no more hard-wired in Christianity than it is in Islam. In Laying Down the Sword, “one of America’s best scholars of religion” (The Economist) explore

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