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.

Copies can be purchased from the AMBS bookstore.

Laura L. Brenneman, PhD, New Testament editor

Drew Strait, PhD, New Testament editor

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes

Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, PhD, Old Testament editor

Books in the series

Vol. 16: Jesus, Deliver Us: Evil, Exorcism, and Exousiai
by Willard M. Swartley

Vol. 15: The Vehement Jesus: Grappling with Troubling Gospel Texts
by David J. Neville

Vol 14: The Irony of Power: The Politics of God within Matthew’s Narrative
by Dorothy Jean Weaver

Vol 13: Rooted and Grounded: Essays on Land and Christian Discipleship
edited by Ryan D. Harker and Janeen Bertsche Johnson

Vol 12: Struggles for Shalom: Peace and Violence Across the Testaments
edited by Laura L. Brenneman and Brad D. Schantz

Vol 11: A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives
by David J. Neville

Vol 10: Atonement, Justice, and Peace: The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church
by Darrin W. Snyder Belousek

Vol 9: Covenant of Peace: The Missing Peace in New Testament Theology and Ethics 
by Willard M. Swartley

Vol 8: The Sound of Sheer Silence and the Killing State: The Death Penalty and the Bible
by Millard Lind

Vol 7: Beautiful Upon the Mountains: Biblical Essays on Mission, Peace, and the Reign of God 
edited by Mary H. Schertz and Ivan Friesen

Vol 6: Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition
by Christopher D. Marshall

Vol 5: Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime and Punishment 
by Christopher D. Marshall

Vol 4: Violence Renounced: René Girard, Biblical Studies and Peacemaking
edited by Willard M. Swartley

Vol 3: The Love of Enemy and Nonretaliation in the New Testament 
edited by Willard M. Swartley

Vol 2: The Meaning of Peace: Biblical Studies 
edited by Perry B. Yoder and Willard M. Swartley, editors

Vol 1: The Gospel of Peace: A Scriptural Message for Today’s World 
by Ulrich Mauser