There are difficult, even "dark" passages in the Bible, passages that seem to endorse evils like chattel slavery and the slaughter of innocent women and children, even genocide. There are passages that seem to contradict scientific or historical facts. There are passages where the Bible seems to contradict itself. Some atheists have claimed the best path to atheism is simply to read through the entire Bible with a cold, objective honesty! How do we confront and explain to others (and to ourselves) such "dark" passages? In these four sessions, we read and dissect a some of these difficult passages of Scripture.
Presentations were by David Monyak.
Apostle of the Crucified Lord. A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters 2nd Ed - Gorman, Michael. Eerdman's Publishing, 2017
Bible Handbook of Difficult Verses A Complete Guide to Answering the Tough Questions - McDowell & McDowell. Harvest House Publishers, 2013
The Bible Says What? Dealing with Difficult Scripture Passages - Mullen, J Patrick. Now You Know Media (audio lectures), 2010
Dark Passages of the Bible Engaging Scripture with Benedict XVI & Thomas Aquinas - Ramage, Matthew. Catholic University of America Press, 2013
Did God Really Command Genocide? Coming to Terms with the Justice of God - Copan & Flannagan. Baker Books, 2014
Hard Sayings, A Catholic Approach to Answering Bible Difficulties - Horn, Trent. Catholic Answers Press, 2016
Hard Sayings of the Bible - Kaiser, Davids, Bruce & Brauch. InterVarsity Press, 1996
The Human Faces of God. What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (And Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) - Stark, Thom. Wipf & Stock, 2011
Is God a Moral Monster Making Sense of the Old Testament God - Copan, Paul. Baker Books, 2011
Light on the Dark Passages of Scripture - Giszczak, Mark. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, 2015
Man and Woman, One in Christ An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's Letters - Payne, Philip. Zondervan, 2009
New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties - Archer, Gleason. Zondervan, 2011
Paul and Gender. Reclaiming the Apostle's Vision for Men and Women in Christ - Westfall, Cynthia. BakerAcademic, 2016
Reading Paul (Cascade Companions) - Gorman, Michael. Cascade Books, Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2008