The Human Faces of God: complete index

This is the complete listing of my chapter-by-chapter reviews of Thom Stark’s The Human Faces of God: What Scripture Reveals When It Gets God Wrong (and Why Inerrancy Tries to Hide It) (Wipf and Stock, 2010).

Foreword by John J. Collins and preface: Front matter

Chapter 1: “The Argument”: Diversity in the theologies of biblical authors

Chapter 2: “Inerrantists Do Not Exist”: The dubious hermeneutics of inerrancy

Chapter 3: “Inerrancy Stunts Your Growth”: Why criticize inerrancy?

Chapter 4: “Yahweh’s Ascendancy”: Polytheism in pre-exile Israel

Chapter 5: “Making Yahweh Happy”: Baal’s blazing babies

Chapter 6: “Blessing the Nations”: The God-sized hole in the Conquest narratives

Chapter 7: “The Shepherd and the Giant”: Slaying a tall tale with a slingshot

Chapter 8: “Jesus Was Wrong”: Apocalyptic contortions Part 1, Part 2

Chapter 9: “Textual Interventions”: Making excuses for your alcoholic uncle

Chapter 10: “Into the Looking Glass”: Peer reviewing the biblical authors

For more discussion of this material and to hear Thom’s answers to some lingering questions, please note this interview with him on the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast.

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