On The Road #45: Anabaptists and the Old Testament

I sent out On The Road #45 today. To subscribe email me at nathanhobby at gmail.com. Or you can find it online.

There’s plenty of interesting reading inside. There are four different Anabaptist ways to read the Old Testament proposed, there’s some responses to violence in the Old Testament, and you’ll learn things about Habakkuk and Ezekiel you probably didn’t know. Dave Andrews also has some interesting things to say about violence in the military and we review The Naked Anabaptist.

The next issue will be focusing on the Australian Federal Election.

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3 thoughts on “On The Road #45: Anabaptists and the Old Testament

  1. Hi Nathan,
    I am going through this edition of On the Road and find its views on Anabaptists and the OT very interesting. I am not sure that I understand Friesen’s argument yet but, at this stage I prefer Seibert’s understanding of the disturbing divine behaviour in the OT.

    From my perspective, Dave Andrews piece on Jesus as the Word of God is spot on. He said it much better than I could have.

    Thanks for having this on your website. It is well put together.

    Shalom,
    John Arthur

  2. Hi Nathan,

    I have just come across a blog by the evangelical Wesleyan Derek Flood, called “The Rebel God”.
    He has a few blog posts on violence in the OT and Reading the Bible through the eyes of Jesus.

    He mentions an article by Chris Marshall called “The Violence of God in the Hermeneutics of Paul” and it is found in the book “The Work of Jesus Christ in Anabaptist Perspective: Essays in honour of J Denny Weaver”. Have you seen this article and does Vose have a copy of the book in its library?

    See http://www.therebelgod.com/search/label/nonviolence.
    “Reading the Old Testament through the Eyes of Jesus”.

    http://www.therebelgod.com/search/label/violence. (Exegesis#7:readinf through the eyes of Jesus).

    http://www.therebelgod.com/2007/01/violence-in-the -old-testament.htm/.

    His views seem to be consistent with Anabaptism on this topic of disturbing Divine behavior.

    Shalom,
    John Arthur

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