Book Giveaway – Corporal Punishment in the Bible

IVP has kindly provided me with some great books to give away so we can celebrate the launch of the new blog design/domain. Thanks!

So every Thursday, I’m announcing a new book giveaway. And this week’s book is William J. Webb’s Corporal Punishment in the Bible: A Redemptive-Movement Hermeneutic for Troubling Texts. The  book has some pretty strong endorsements from people like Scot McKnight, Mark Strauss, Daniel Block, and Christopher Wright. And here’s the publisher’s description:

William Webb confronts those often avoided biblical passages that call for the corporal punishment of children, slaves and wrongdoers. How should we understand and apply them today? Are we obligated to replicate those injunctions today? Or does the proper interpretation of them point in a different direction?

Webb notes that most of the Christian church is at best inconsistent in its application of these texts. But is there a legitimate basis for these lapses?

Building on the findings of his previous work, Slaves, Women and Homosexuals, Webb argues that the proper interpretation and application of these texts requires ascertaining their meaning within the ancient cultural/historical context. In recognizing the sweep of God’s redemptive purposes already evident in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New, we remain truly biblical.

Like our prior giveaways, entering is simple. Just do one or more of the following. And, as usual, the more of these you do, the better your chances of winning. (To make my life easier, please leave one comment for everything that you do. So, for example, if you “like” the post on Facebook and also Tweet about it, leave two comments – one for each.)

  • Subscribe to the blog via email (in the sidebar) or RSS
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Click the Facebook “like” button on this post
  • Share this post on Twitter
  • Friend me on Facebook (I’m lonely), follow me on Twitter, or add me to your Google+ circles
  • Blog about this post
  • Comment on a famous person (historical or contemporary) that you think could have used a little more corporal punishment when he/she was younger.

See, nice and simple. I’ll select a winner next Wednesday (Feb 15). Stay tuned!

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87 Responses to “Book Giveaway – Corporal Punishment in the Bible”

  1. Paul Allen Riggs February 9, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    Henry Kissenger could have used some corporal punishment.

    I’m not trying to be funny, I just really don’t like Henry Kissenger.

  2. Brian LePort February 9, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    1. Already subscribed (Google Reader).
    2. Leaving a comment.
    3. Sharing via Twitter/Facebook.
    4. Already friends on FB.
    5. Hitler could have used some punishment!

  3. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Twitted

  4. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:20 am #

    Liked on FB

  5. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Already subscribe to the blog.

  6. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Already follow you on Twitter.

  7. Gary Sinclair February 9, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Once again, looks like a great book…look forward to the read…

  8. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    Already FB friends.

  9. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    Added you on Google+.

  10. Craig Hurst February 9, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    I think Hilter could have used some corporal punishment as an adult.

  11. Kevin Corbin February 9, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Looks like an interesting read

  12. George Mearns February 9, 2012 at 8:03 am #

    I like this blog.

  13. Amanda February 9, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    ‘liked’ on Facebook.

    ‘Tweeted’.

    Subscribed through Google Reader.

    This is a comment on the blog post.

  14. Vanessa February 9, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Hope to win!

  15. Vanessa February 9, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    subscribe via email

  16. Vanessa February 9, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    shared on twitter

  17. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:45 am #

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  18. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:45 am #

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  19. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    Following you on Google Plus.

  20. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:49 am #

    This definitely seems like a book I’d enjoy. I’ve been interested in its theme for a while now because I have always had issues with those things.

  21. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Kim Jong Il probably could have used more corporal punishment.

  22. Miles Andrews February 9, 2012 at 8:52 am #

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  24. Craig Beard February 9, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    I already subscribe to your blog.

  25. Craig Beard February 9, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    We’re already Facebook Friends.

  26. Craig Beard February 9, 2012 at 9:02 am #

    I just now LIKEd this on Facebook.

  27. Craig Beard February 9, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    I just updated my Facebook status to let folks know about the give-away.

  28. Robert Stump February 9, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Liked on facebook.

  29. Robert Stump February 9, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Vincent Van Gough; maybe if his father had spanked him he could have produced better paintings.

  30. Stephen Leckvold February 9, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    I blogged about this post/contest!

  31. Stephen Leckvold February 9, 2012 at 11:00 am #

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  33. Stephen Leckvold February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I clicked the Facebook “like” button for this post!

  34. Stephen Leckvold February 9, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I’ve left a comment on this post!

  35. Stephen Leckvold February 9, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    George Lucas could have used more corporal punishment when he was younger. Perhaps then he wouldn’t have made these “deuterocanonical films” known as “prequels”, nor would he have messed with the originals after they were canonized in theaters and accepted by the fans as being inspired.

  36. André Kamphuis February 9, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    I live in Tanzania, and am often shocked to see how my (Christian) neighbours punish their children. We talked about it a lot, and it makes a lot of sense from their perspective. But I still struggle to see how this could ever fit in how God intended it to be.

  37. Austin February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    I tweeted it

  38. André Kamphuis February 9, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    tweeted on Twitter

  39. André Kamphuis February 9, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Subscribed to your blog

  40. Luke Gossett February 9, 2012 at 11:24 am #

    I Liked it on the Facebook.

  41. Luke Gossett February 9, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    I tweeted it.

  42. Luke Gossett February 9, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I followed you on the twitter.

  43. Jacob K February 9, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    subscribed to your blog, tweeted

  44. J.A.J. Pater February 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm #

    I think I myself could have used some more corporal punishment,
    maybe I would have been the better for it.
    (I liked it on FB, tweeted it and I’m following you on twitter, and following your blog, and of course I commented.)

  45. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    Subscribed

  46. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    I knew corporal punishment as a kid and I didn’t suffer low self esteem or other negative consequences as a result. I understand how some might, but when meted out fairly and in proper measure, I have no issues with it.

  47. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

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  48. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

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  49. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    We’re Facebook friends

  50. Jason February 9, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    In honor of Jim West, I think Zwingli could have benefited from a little corporal punishment!

  51. Drew Smith February 9, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Book looks sweet!

  52. tory February 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Okay,
    I’m now friend with you on FB (pending your approval)

    I subscribed to your RSS feed though I somehow managed to come to your blog daily for the past few months even without subscribing,
    I liked this on FB

    :-)
    Really enjoy your blog; thanks so much for blogging.

  53. Alan Jones February 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Many thanks for your generosity.

  54. Jason Kuo February 9, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Pick me!

  55. Jason Kuo February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Already a subscriber.

  56. Jason Kuo February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Facebook friends are we.

  57. Jason Kuo February 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    Twitter follower am I.

  58. Jason Kuo February 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Tweeted about it did I!

  59. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    I already follow the blog via email and RSS.

  60. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    My comment: I’ve been increasingly influenced by anabaptists and Christian non-violence. I’ve been wanting to see how Webb’s hermeneutic plays out on this subject.

  61. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Like the post on FB.

  62. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    I tweeted the post.

  63. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I’m already friends with you on FB and follow you on Twitter.

  64. Russell Almon February 9, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Someone who needed more corporal punishment … ummm, lets go with Mark Driscoll. :-)

  65. Christopher Nyland February 10, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    Facebook friends already, a subject that needs to be studied.

  66. drew February 10, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Very interested in the book after first reading about it on Professor Stackhouses’s blog. In it to win it.

  67. drew February 10, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Liked on Facebook.

  68. drew February 10, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    RSS subscriber.

  69. Joanne Viola February 11, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Subscribed. Thanks for the chance!

  70. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I have subscribed by email.

  71. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I have subscribed by RSS.

  72. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I am really glad that you are giving these books away!

    (this is my comment) :)

  73. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I clicked the Facebook “like” button.

  74. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I posted this to my twitter account!

  75. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I followed you on twitter.

  76. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    I added you to my Google+ account.

  77. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I blogged about it too (http://thinktheology.org/?p=3986)

  78. Luke Geraty February 15, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    I really think that Kobe Bryant should have been spanked a lot more.

    ha ha ha

  79. Luke Todd February 15, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    I do not want to win this book.

  80. Jimmy Reagan February 16, 2012 at 7:42 am #

    Hello,
    I already subscribe to this blog.

  81. Bill Mazey February 16, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Amnon could have used some corporal punishment.

  82. Bill Mazey February 16, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    I am already a subscriber to your blog.

  83. Bill Mazey February 16, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    Thanks for the contests. The book seems pretty interesting.

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