Studies in Peace and Scripture Series


Visions of peace abound in the Bible, and so do the language and tales of battle. In this respect, the Bible is thoroughly at home in the modern world: a history filled with visions of peace accompanying the reality of war bridges the distance between the Bible's world and our own. That alone would justify study of peace and war in the Bible. However, for those communities reading the Bible as Scripture, the matter is more urgent. For them it becomes crucial to understand what the Bible says about peace—and about war. These matters have often divided Christians from each other, and the way Christians have understood them has had terrible consequences for Jews and, indeed, for the world. A series of scholarly investigations cannot hope to resolve these issues, but it can hope, as the Studies in Peace and Scripture Series does, to aid our understanding of them.

Studies in Peace and Scripture volumes

Vol 12
Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence across the Testaments
Laura L. Brenneman and Brad D. Schantz, editors
Published by Pickwick Publications, 2014
ISBN-13 978-1-62032-622-0

Vol 11
A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives
by David J. Neville
Published by Baker Academic, 2013
ISBN-13 978-0801048517 paperback; ISBN 9781441240156 e-book

Vol 10
Atonement, Justice, and Peace: The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church
by Darrin W. Snyder Belousek
Published by Eerdmans, 2011
ISBN-13 978-0802866424 paperback

Vol 9
Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics
by Willard M. Swartley
Published by Eerdmans, 2006
ISBN-13 978-0802829375 paperback

Vol 8
The Sound of Sheer Silence and the Killing State: The Death Penalty and the Bible
by Millard Lind
Copublished by Cascadia Publishing House and Herald Press, 2004
ISBN-13 978-1931038232 paperback

Vol 7
Beautiful upon the Mountains: Biblical essays on mission, peace, and the reign of God
Mary H. Schertz and Ivan Friesen, edtors
Published by IMS and Herald Press, 2003
ISBN-13 978-0936273358 paperback
Reprint by Wipf & Stock, 2008
ISBN-13 978-1556356544 paperback

Vol 6
Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition
by Christopher D. Marshall
Publisher: Pandora Press US
Published by Pandora Press US with Herald Press (Scottdale, Pa.) and Lime Grove House (Auckland, NZ), 2002
See several pages related to this book at the Cascadia website
ISBN-13 978-1931038041 paperback

Vol 5
Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime and Punishment
by Christopher D. Marshall
Published by Eerdmans, 2001
ISBN-13 978-0802847973 paperback

Vol 4
Violence Renounced: René Girard, Biblical Studies and Peacemaking
Willard M. Swartley, editor
Published by Herald Press and Pandora Press US, 2000
See pages related to this book at the Cascadia website.
ISBN-13 978-0966502152 paperback

Vol 3
The Love of Enemy and Nonretaliation in the New Testament
Willard M. Swartley, editor
Published by Westminster John Knox, 1992
ISBN-13 978-0664253547 paperback

Vol 2
The Meaning of Peace: Biblical Studies
Perry B. Yoder and Willard M. Swartley, editors
First edition published by Westminster John Knox, 1992
ISBN-13 978-0664253127 paperback
Second edition with expanded bibliography published by IMS, 2001
ISBN-13 978-0936273303 paperback

Vol 1
The Gospel of Peace: A Scriptural Message for Today's World
by Ulrich Mauser
Published by Westminster John Knox, 1992
ISBN-13 978-0664253493 paperback



Laura L. Brenneman, New Testament editor (PhD, Durham University, UK), is a visiting lecturer at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. A graduate of the Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Harrisonburg, Va., and AMBS, she works at the intersection of biblical studies and peace studies; her dissertation (Cascadia, forthcoming) is about 1 Corinthians 5 and church discipline.

Ben C. Ollenburger, Old Testament editor, is professor of biblical theology at AMBS. Ben graduated from California State University, Long Beach (BA), Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (MA), and Princeton Theological Seminary (PhD). He was instructor in religious studies at Tabor College and assistant professor of OT at Princeton Seminary before coming to AMBS. Ben is the author of Zion, the City of the Great King (Sheffield Academic, 1987), Old Testament Theology (Eisenbrauns, 2004), and numerous articles and essays.