Tag: Violence

Forgiveness in Post-Conflict Transition

Forgiveness in Post-Conflict Transition

Mark Simmons, December 2006 Shame is a common theme in politics and a powerful motivator of violence. The Serbs’ humiliation by the Turks in 1389 still informs Serbian hatred of Kosovar Muslim Albanians, and the Québécois motto je me souviens recalls an eighteenth-century French defeat at the hands of the English. Responding to Injustice Humiliation […]

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Sex and violence in Genesis

Sex and violence in Genesis

Gordon Wenham, September 2006 We recently published an article by Professor Wenham on the contribution of OT narrative to biblical ethics. Here Professor Wenham draws out some lessons about human sexuality from the quite shocking stories in Genesis, particularly the link between sexual sin and violence. Readers of Genesis will quickly come across a variety […]

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