Global Perspectives on Bible and Violence


Our January book of the month is Global Perspectives on Bible and Violence (Volume 4). Francis Mathew (Leader Studies) contributed the chapter, “The Avenger and the Perpetrator: A Study of Mimetic Doubles in the Biblical Rape Narratives (Genesis 34; Judges 19; 2 Samuel 13).”

The publisher notes, “This is the fourth of, at least, five volumes providing resources for researchers and in the classroom exploring the intersection between violence and biblical texts. It is the outcome of proceedings from a 2021 Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence (CSBV) conference, with contributors and participants from sixteen nations.”

Francis Mathew, from India, is pursing his PhD at the University of Aberdeen. His research focus is “The silence of God in Old Testament rape narratives.” Francis has served as faculty at SAIACS in India, and he pastors a church in Bangalore.

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