The Violent Legacy of Monotheism?

Speaker(s): Iain Provan
Date: May 14 2014
Length: 1h19min
Product ID: RGDL4400C

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Responding to influential worldviews such as the New Scientific Age (associated with the New Atheists) which categorize the biblical narrative as untrue, not good, and unusable, Iain Provan argues that in order to respond well to differing perspectives about life, the universe, and everything, Christians need to be better informed about the Christian faith, its history, and criticisms against it. By way of example Provan addresses the question, Is biblical monotheism dangerous?, focusing on God's character displayed in the Old Testament and the Old Testament authors' understanding of God's character.

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Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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