Child Sacrifice, Conquest and Cosmic War: On the Harmful Habitation of Biblical Texts

  title={Child Sacrifice, Conquest and Cosmic War: On the Harmful Habitation of Biblical Texts},
  author={M. Rowley},
  journal={Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies},
  pages={131 - 149}
  • M. Rowley
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies
Killing in the name of God is complex and someone could arrive at the conclusion that God participates in their actions through a variety of channels. This article examines one common practice among many who believe their killing pleases or is willed by God—inhabiting biblical texts. Focusing on the Abrahamic and Mosaic narratives and on eschatology, I will explain part of the process whereby individuals and groups come to believe that they are participating in killing patterned on or… Expand

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