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Entries Tagged as 'K Lawson Younger'

God and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part II: Ancient Near Eastern Conquest Accounts

January 10th, 2011 14 Comments

This three-part blog series is a modified version of what I presented to the Evangelical Philosophical Society meeting in November 2010. In my previous post, God and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part I: Wolterstorff’s Argument for the Hagiographic Hyperbolic Interpretation, I expounded and adapted Nicholas Wolterstorff’s argument for a hagiographic hyperbolic reading of the book […]

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Matthew Flannagan’s Opening Statement: Bradley v Flannagan Debate

August 7th, 2010 11 Comments

On Monday 2 August at the University of Auckland Emeritus Professor of Philosophy Dr Raymond Bradley and Dr Matthew Flannagan (of this blog) debated the topic “Is God the Source of Morality? Is it rational to ground right and wrong in commands issued by God?” For the benefit of those who could not be there, who […]

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Contra Mundum: Did God Command Genocide in the Old Testament?

August 1st, 2010 147 Comments

Perhaps the most perplexing issue facing Christan believers is a series of jarring texts in the Old Testament. After liberating Israel from slavery in Egypt, the Israelites arrived on the edge of the promised land. The book of Deuteronomy records that God then commanded Israel to “destroy totally” the people occupying these regions (the Canaanites); […]

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Sunday Study: Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part II

January 10th, 2010 45 Comments

In my previous post, Joshua and the Genocide of the Canaanites Part I, I mentioned the position suggested by Alvin Plantinga and endorsed by Nicholas Wolterstorff that the passages in Joshua that appear to record the carrying out of genocide at God’s command, such as, “putting all the people to the sword”, “leaving no survivors”, […]

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