Ethical Criticism of the Bible: The Case of Divinely Mandated Genocide

@article{Morriston2012EthicalCO,
  title={Ethical Criticism of the Bible: The Case of Divinely Mandated Genocide},
  author={Wes Morriston},
  journal={Sophia},
  year={2012},
  volume={51},
  pages={117-135}
}
Taking as a test case biblical texts in which the God of Israel commands the destruction other nations, the present paper defends the legitimacy and the necessity of ethical criticism of the Bible. It takes issue with the suggestions of several contemporary Christian philosophers who have recently defended the view that (in Israel’s early history) God had good and morally sufficient reasons for commanding genocide. 
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