Friday, April 15, 2011
Article: How Could God Command Killing the Canaanites? by Paul Copan
In this featured article, philosopher and apologist Paul Copan addresses the question, "How Could God Command Killing the Canaanites?"
Copan explains his intent in writing the article:
"I have written a book on Old Testament ethics (Is God a Moral Monster? — forthcoming with Baker), including four chapters on the Old Testament and violence. I can only here briefly summarize my response to this perennially perplexing question. Keep in mind that I am offering an alternative to the Sunday School version of the Canaanite question.2 First, I will make a few introductory remarks. Then I will sketch out the key points as a preview of the warfare discussion in my forthcoming book."
You can read the entire article here.
For those interested in Is God a Moral Monster?, see here.
You can examine more of Copan's work here.
Courage and Godspeed,