Must There be Scapegoats?: Violence and Redemption in the Bible

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Gracewing Publishing, 2000 - 243 pages
"Schwager reverses three millennia of conventional understanding of the Bible as he argues that the God of the Old Testament is not a God of violence; that Jesus sacrifice is not an act of appeasement of the Father; and that the suffering and death of an infinite victim is not compensation for an infinite offence against God."-- Back cover.

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Contents

Violence and the Sacred
1
From the God of Vengeance
43
Jesus as Scapegoat
136
109
188
110
202
Perspectives
228
Notes
235
136
238
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