Mapping Ararat: A Digital Project in the Study of Religion https://t.co/j9sHR28Aex Religion in American History:
Fertility, Faith and Islam https://t.co/2RgDJqis47 Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench
new book: The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry... - Byron Johnson, Sung Joon Jang, et. al. https://t.co/UenU5dAr6B
Polls show evangelicals support Trump. But the term ‘evangelical’ has become meaningless. - Thomas Kidd, Wash. Post https://t.co/oUfcTKgiQv
Remembering Our Hope - Baylor provost L. Gregory Jones https://t.co/wg0kIynVZ0
Philip Jenkins addresses mid council leaders at Presbyterian General Assembly @presoutlook https://t.co/eCcSOtxkCr
Baylor Professor and Students Help Uncover Mosaics in Ancient Synagogue in Israel https://t.co/QBH2ZTpK6y
China's Christian Future, by Yu Jie | First Things https://t.co/tDvNDJWXC6
Seeking God, and redemption, in a Texas prison seminary @latimes https://t.co/0fD11wlKIo
Trump Syllabus - The Chronicle of Higher Education https://t.co/UMnIbVXILJ with input from Philip Jenkins

LAYING DOWN THE SWORD: Coming to Terms with Violent Scriptures – Lecture by Philip Jenkins


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THIS LECTURE

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
3:30 p.m.
Kayser Auditorium (for directions, click here)

Introduction by Dr. Elizabeth Davis, Executive Vice President and Provost. Philip Jenkins joins Baylor ISR as Distinguished Professor.

Special Announcement: As of January 1, 2012, Philip Jenkins, one of the world’s leading religion scholars joined Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.

Dr. Jenkins will lecture on his newest book, “Laying Down the Sword.” The Bible contains some extremely violent passages, in which God commands the annihilation of whole races and peoples. Through history, Christians and Jews have tried many strategies to deal with these alarming texts, while ordinary believers commonly ignore their existence. Yet as Christianity grows worldwide and encounters other faiths, the need to come to terms with our texts of terror becomes ever more urgent. And when we do make this effort, we see that even the grimmest-sounding scriptures can become the basis for a richer and deeper-rooted faith.