THE BIBLE ON PEACE

Here are a series of Bible studies that may find their way into a book on a biblical peace theology.

1. Introduction: Reading the Bible with Pacifist Eyes

2. God’s Creative Love—Genesis 1

3. Harmony Disrupted–Genesis 3–4

4. Retribution and Mercy—Genesis 6–9; 18–19

5. The Calling of a People—Genesis 12

6. In and Out of Egypt—Genesis 37–50; Exodus 1–15

7. The Gift of the Law—Exodus 20

8. The Conquest: God’s Dark Side?—Joshua 1–11

9. Chaos and Order—Judges 19–21

10. Israel, Kingship, and Violence—1 Samuel 8; Deuteronomy 17

11. King David and the Ambiguities of Power—2 Samuel 12:1-14

12. King Solomon and Temple Politics—1 Kings 1–9

13. The Battle with Baal—1 Kings 21:1-29

14. Prophetic Faith—Amos 5:21-24; Hosea 11:1-9

15. Sometimes Repentance Isn’t Enough—2 Kings 22:1-13

16. Israel’s Fall and Its Hope—Jeremiah 8:18-22; Isaiah 43:1-7

17. A Book of Questions—Job

18. The Scandal of God’s Mercy—Jonah

19. The Politics of Patience

20. Israel at Worship

21. The Spear-breaking God

22. Jesus’ Birth

23. Jesus and John the Baptist

24. Jesus in the Wilderness

25. Announcing Good News

26. Jesus’ Take on Torah

27. Jesus the Storyteller

28. Jesus in Conflict Over the Law

29. Jesus in Conflict Over the Temple

30. Jesus in Conflict Over Empire

31. God Vindicates Jesus

32. Paul’s Conversion to Peace

33. Paul’s Message of Salvation

34. Paul’s Social Theology

35. Paul and the Powers That Be

36. Revealing a New World

37. Triumph of the Lamb

38. Babylon is Overthrown

39. The Healing of the Nations

40. A Message for the 21st Century

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