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Slavery, Sabbath, War, and Women: Case Issues in Biblical Interpretation (Conrad Grebel Lectures) [Paperback]

By Willard M. Swartley (Author)
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This book consists of four case issues in biblical inter pretation: slavery, Sabbath, war, and women. In a highly readable style the author shows how opposite sides of each issue can be supported through the use of the biblical texts. Through each chapter and issue, the reader is confronted with the question of how cultural setting and traditional teaching determine biblical understanding.

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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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Studio: Herald Pr
Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.22" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.94 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 1983
Publisher   Herald Press
ISBN  0836133307  
ISBN13  9780836133301  

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More About Willard M. Swartley

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Willard M. Swartley currently resides in the state of Indiana. Willard M. Swartley was born in 1936.

Willard M. Swartley has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Believers Church Bible Commentary
  2. Conrad Grebel Lecture
  3. Studies in Peace & Scripture
  4. Studies in Peace and Scripture

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Nothing like it  Dec 10, 2003
The book is now dated, but it has aged gracefully. There is nothing else like it. The beauty of the book, which makes it enduringly useful, is its presentation of arguments actually made on both sides of the questions: whether holding slaves is biblical, whether Christian worship should be on Saturday or Sunday, whether Christians may or should not participate in war, and whether women may or should not be ordained to Christian ministry. For most readers, these questions will have been long since settled. By presenting arguments, in their own wards, on both sides, Swartley shows how delicate and tenuous have been those settlements, as they claim biblical warrant for themselves.

Anyone concerned with the interpretation of scripture in relation to contested issues, moral and theological, should read this book. It is excellent.

Fails the Test, .... but Creative  Feb 16, 2003
This book is for you if you are willing to accept the position of "creative" biblical interpretation. The format is exposition of the author's thesis using case studies. The case studies are designed to convince the reader that traditional interpretation approach is incapable of "seeing" beyond the literal concepts into the "true" and liberating meaning. The author's selection of substantiating cases are seriously flawed as references are admitadly drawn only from bible commentors from the 1950's on. The book appears to be apologetic for justification of women as pastors and preachers.
Valuable on Multiple Levels  Jul 19, 2000
One of the aspects of Mr. Swartley's book that I found most interesting was his treatment of hermenuetics. He outlines 22 principles which every evangelical student of Scripture should utilize in attempting to interpret scripture. He begins with "Quoting the Bible does not in itself guarantee correctness of position" and moves through increasingly pragmatic suggestions for interpretation designed to minimize the development of embarrassing proof-texts. A must read for anyone concerned that the words spoken in the pulpit today may have to be dined upon tomorrow!
Pilgrimage to Biblical Liberation  Dec 20, 1999
I had to read this book as a requirement for my doctoral studies, and had no previous interest in it. Swartley's studies helped me understand that the personal and social decisions we make for our lives which we base on Scripture depend on the place where we start in Scripture. For instance, if we are discussing the place of women in ministry, our conclusion will be very different if we start with the idea of authority than if we start with the idea of the image of God (Gen. 5:1,2). Swartley's analysis of how antebellum Bible expositors used the Bible to support slavery is very telling in how we use the Bible in regard to the place of women in church and society. His method of graphically analyzing the sabbath from traditional Catholic, Protestant, and Anabaptist (radical) perspectives is particularly helpful. Rev. Clint Akins, D.Min. Director of Cross-cultural Research Evangelical Leadership Training Center Antananarivo, Madagascar

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