9781596985209

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

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    9781596985209

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    1596985208

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-09
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Summary

More a culture war book than a work of religious apologetics, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible" exposes the intellectual fraud, shoddy arguments, and totalitarian agenda of those who seek to further their political goals by mocking the authority of the Bible.

Table of Contents

Why Do the Heathens Rage?p. 1
The Bible's enemies
The elites against the people
Village idiots ... er ... atheists
Religion the greatest danger to world peace? Think again
If God is dead ...
Stones Cry Outp. 19
Archaeological supports for biblical records
All Scripture Is God-Breathedp. 39
What is meant by biblical inspiration
What biblical inspiration does and does not mean
Alleged errors in the Bible
Alleged inconsistencies in the Bible
Alleged errors of quotation
Alleged historical errors in the Bible
Alleged scientific errors in the Bible
Alleged moral errors in the Bible
In the Beginningp. 67
And God said: "Let there be light"
And God said: "Let them be misconstrued"
The biblical forest
Be Fruitful and Multiplyp. 77
Ancient Israel's pro-life stance
Go to your room, or we'll kill you
Today's "culture wars" rip at our roots
Planned Parenthood's dark beginnings
In the Image and Likeness of Godp. 87
"Created" means we are endowed with dignity and rights
The dangers of anti-creationist thought
Faith and charity
Keep My Commandmentsp. 95
The Mosaic Law: To amend or not to amend?
A closer look at the Old Testament laws
Biblical law was originally word-of-mouth
Eight great differences
The law in the writings of St. Paul
Sodom and Gomorrahp. 117
Exhibit A: Getting to know you
Exhibit B: The Levite in Gibeah
Homosexuality in the ancient world
The Jewish context
Homosexuality in the New Testament
"Go, and sin no more"
Conclusion
The Heavens Declare the Glory of Godp. 137
The biblical origins of modem science
Atheists try to take credit for science
You Were Called to Freedomp. 157
Slavery in the Hebrew Bible
Slaves and slavery in the Gospels
What about Jesus?
Slavery in the writings of St. Paul
The Bible against slavery
Endowed by Their Creator with Certain Unalienable Rightsp. 179
The biblical origins of universal human rights
Egalitarianism in early Christianity
The development of human rights in Christendom
Put Not Your Trust in Princesp. 201
The Old Testament on government
Rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar's
Development of political freedom in the Middle Ages
Liberal democracy: The legacy of Christendom
Who Do You Say That I Am?p. 217
Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus and the Zealots
The quest for the historical Jesus
Contemporary biblical scholarship
The lost Gospels
What do the earliest texts say?
The bottom line for faith
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