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Show Them No Mercy (Counterpoints Series)

Show Them No Mercy (Counterpoints Series)

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C S Cowles, Eugene Merrill, Daniel Gard and Tremper Longman III. Edited by Stanley Gundry

Synopsis
A Counterpoints book that discusses various contemporary views held by evangelicals on God's command to the Israelites to destroy utterly the Canaanites and how each view sees the relationship between this God of the Israelites and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has commanded us to love our enemies.

Description
A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament

Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction (all men, women, and children) of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus' command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?

This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.

The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are:
* Strong Discontinuity -C . S. Cowles;
* Moderate Discontinuity -Eugene H. Merrill;
* Spiritual Continuity -Tremper Longman III;
* Eschatological Continuity -Daniel L. Gard.


- Publisher A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament.Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction--all men, women, and children--of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus' command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments. The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are: - Strong Discontinuity -C . S. Cowles- Moderate Discontinuity -Eugene H. Merrill- piritual Continuity -Tremper Longman III- Eschatological Continuity -Daniel L. Gard

- Publisher Contemporary evangelicals hold various views on God's command to the Israelites to utterly destroy the Canaanites-all men, women, and children. Each view sees differently the relationship between this God of the Israelites and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has commanded us to love our enemies and do good to all people. In a format typical of other books in the Counterpoints series, Show Them No Mercy explores the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population, and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments. Four points of view are presented: C. S. Cowles argues the case for strong discontinuity, asserting that the Israelites misunderstood God's ultimate plan and desire; Eugene H. Merrill upholds the viewpoint of moderate discontinuity, citing the difference between Old Testament and New Testament dispensations; Tremper Longman III contends for spiritual continuity, maintaining that the elimination of evil was a physical battle before the time of Christ but has been a spiritual battle since; and Daniel L. Gard defends eschatological continuity, reasoning that while now is not the time for the Old Testament-style, physical eradication of evil, that time will come again.

- Publisher

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About "Show Them No Mercy (Counterpoints Series)"

C S Cowles, Eugene Merrill, Daniel Gard and Tremper Longman III. Edited by Stanley Gundry

Synopsis
A Counterpoints book that discusses various contemporary views held by evangelicals on God's command to the Israelites to destroy utterly the Canaanites and how each view sees the relationship between this God of the Israelites and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has commanded us to love our enemies.

Description
A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament

Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction (all men, women, and children) of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus' command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?

This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments.

The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are:
* Strong Discontinuity -C . S. Cowles;
* Moderate Discontinuity -Eugene H. Merrill;
* Spiritual Continuity -Tremper Longman III;
* Eschatological Continuity -Daniel L. Gard.

- Publisher

A discussion of various contemporary evangelical views of genocide in the Old Testament.Christians are often shocked to read that Yahweh, the God of the Israelites, commanded the total destruction--all men, women, and children--of the ethnic group know as the Canaanites. This seems to contradict Jesus' command in the New Testament to love your enemies and do good to all people. How can Yahweh be the same God as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ? What does genocide in the Bible have to do with the politics of the 21st century?This book explores, in typical Counterpoints format, the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments. The four points of view presented on the continuity of the Testaments are: - Strong Discontinuity -C . S. Cowles- Moderate Discontinuity -Eugene H. Merrill- piritual Continuity -Tremper Longman III- Eschatological Continuity -Daniel L. Gard
- Publisher

Contemporary evangelicals hold various views on God's command to the Israelites to utterly destroy the Canaanites-all men, women, and children. Each view sees differently the relationship between this God of the Israelites and the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has commanded us to love our enemies and do good to all people. In a format typical of other books in the Counterpoints series, Show Them No Mercy explores the Old Testament command of God to exterminate the Canaanite population, and what that implies about continuity between the Old and New Testaments. Four points of view are presented: C. S. Cowles argues the case for strong discontinuity, asserting that the Israelites misunderstood God's ultimate plan and desire; Eugene H. Merrill upholds the viewpoint of moderate discontinuity, citing the difference between Old Testament and New Testament dispensations; Tremper Longman III contends for spiritual continuity, maintaining that the elimination of evil was a physical battle before the time of Christ but has been a spiritual battle since; and Daniel L. Gard defends eschatological continuity, reasoning that while now is not the time for the Old Testament-style, physical eradication of evil, that time will come again.
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Stanley Gundry (Ed)

Stanley N. Gundry is senior vice president and editor-in-chief of the book group at Zondervan. With more than thirty-five years of teaching, pastoring, and publishing experience, he is the author or coauthor of numerous books and a contributor to numerous periodicals.

C S Cowles

Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals.

Eugene H Merrill

Eugene H. Merrill (Ph.D., Columbia University) is distinguished professor of Old Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He is the author of several articles/books, including a commentary on Deuteronomy (New American Commentary series and Cornerstone Biblical Commentary) and the Deuteronomy study notes for the NLT Study Bible. He also served as a Deuteronomy reviewer for the New Living Translation.

Tremper Longman (Iii)

Tremper Longman III (Ph.D., Yale University) is Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is also Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Mars Hill Graduate School, Westminster Theological Seminary and adjunct at Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is the author of commentaries on The Book of Job and Proverbs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms); Exodus (The Two Horizons Old Testament Commentary) and Jeremiah, Lamentations (New International Biblical Commentary), Daniel (New Internatuional Version Application Commentary), Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (New International Commentary on the Old Testament/ Cornerstone Commentary).

Longman is the author of How to Read Genesis; How to Read the Psalms; How to Read Proverbs; How to Read Exodus and Literary Approaches to Biblical Interpretation, and co-editor of A Complete Literary Guide to the Bible and co-author with Dan Allender of Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies; The Intimate Mystery and The Intimate Marriage Bible Studies.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

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  • Catalogue Code 193134
  • Product Code 0310245680
  • EAN 9780310245681
  • UPC 025986245689
  • Pages 224
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Biblical Theology
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Mar 2003
  • Sales Rank #7974
  • Dimensions 203 x 133 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.190kg

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