The Bible and Colonialism: A Moral Critique

The Bible and Colonialism A Moral Critique The biblical claim of the divine promise of land is integrally linked with a divine mandate to exterminate the indigenous people The narrative has supported virtually all Western colonizing enterprise

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  • Title: The Bible and Colonialism: A Moral Critique
  • Author: Michael Prior
  • ISBN: 9781850758150
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • The biblical claim of the divine promise of land is integrally linked with a divine mandate to exterminate the indigenous people The narrative has supported virtually all Western colonizing enterprises e.g in Latin America, South Africa, Palestine , resulting in the suffering of millions of people, and loss of respect for the Bible According to modern secular standardsThe biblical claim of the divine promise of land is integrally linked with a divine mandate to exterminate the indigenous people The narrative has supported virtually all Western colonizing enterprises e.g in Latin America, South Africa, Palestine , resulting in the suffering of millions of people, and loss of respect for the Bible According to modern secular standards of human and political rights, what the biblical narrative calls for are war crimes and crimes against humanity In this provocative and compelling study, Prior protests at the neglect of the moral question in conventional biblical studies, and attempts to rescue the Bible from being a blunt instrument in the oppression of people.

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    1. Good ideas about not interpreting the story of Exodus as ACTUALLY ABOUT LAND, but weak in it's argument about a "face value" reading that inspired sadism in Latin America, South Africa, Zionism.

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