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.

More information about the books in the series, including annotations, author-editor information and links to where to purchase copies, is included in the IMS book catalog.

Books in the series

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
Ryan D. Harker and Janeen Bertsche Johnson, editors


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


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 
Mary H. Schertz and Ivan Friesen, edtors


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
Willard M. Swartley, editor


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


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


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

Series editors

Laura L. Brenneman, PhD, New Testament Editor

Ben C. Ollenburger, PhD, Professor of Biblical Theology