Foreword and Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Bible and the Psychology of Violence; D. Andrew Kille; Part I: Cultures Of Violence In The Bible; Paradise Lost: Childhood Punishment and the Myth of Adam's Sin; Benjamin Abelow, M.D.; With the Jawbone of a Donkey: Shame, Violence and Punishment in the Samson Narrative; Daniel J. Terry; Biblical Terrorism; Dan Merkur; The Transgression of Aggression: Learning to Love the Hate in the New Testament (and Ourselves!); Michael Willett Newheart; Part II: The Bible Within Cultures Of Violence; Submit or Else!: Intimate Partner Violence, Aggression, Abusers, and the Bible; Ronald R. Clark, Jr.; The Quiet Storm: Explaining the Cultural Context of Violence against Women within a Feminist Perspective; Carol Klose Smith and Darcie Davis-Gage; The Deadly Search for God: Absolute Aggression in the Heritage of the Bible; Matthias Beier, Drew University; "A Destroyer Will Come Against Babylon": George W. Bush's Oracles Against the Nations; Dereck Daschke; Sent Ahead or Left Behind? War and Peace in the Apocalypse, Eschatology, and the Left Behind Series; Ronald R. Clark, Jr.; Contributors; Bibliography; Index.
D. Andrew Kille, Ph.D., is director of Interfaith Space in San Jose, California. He is an Associate Editor of The Bible Workbench, and former chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the SBL. He has written extensively in psychological biblical criticism; his latest book, edited with Wayne G. Rollins, is Psychological Insight into the Bible: Texts and Readings (Eerdmans, 2007). Dereck Daschke is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Truman State University and the chair of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting.
Mentioned in Hebrew Studies, Volume LII.