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Avalos, Hector

Overview
Works: 27 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 4,136 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Comparative studies  Controversial literature  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Hector Avalos
This abled body : rethinking disabilities in biblical studies( )

20 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of This Abled Body engage biblical studies in conversation with the wider field of disability studies. They explore the use of the conceptual category "disability" in biblical and Near Eastern texts and examine how conceptions of disability become a means of narrating, interpreting, and organizing human life. Employing diverse approaches to biblical criticism, scholars explore methodological issues and specific texts related to physical and cognitive disabilities. Responses to the essays by established disability activists and academics working in the social sciences and humanities conclude the volume. --From publisher's description
Fighting words : the origins of religious violence by Hector Avalos( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] applies [an] array of learning and of judicious reasoning to his subject and does not fall short in dealing with its many, many complexities. [His] scathing critique of religious-based violence puts disturbing questions to the traditions that wish to preach "peace" as a central teaching.-Dust jacket
Introduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino religious experience( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illness and health care in the ancient Near East : the role of the temple in Greece, Mesopotamia, and Israel by Hector Avalos( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care and the rise of Christianity by Hector Avalos( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strangers in our own land : religion in contemporary U.S. Latina/o literature by Hector Avalos( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of biblical studies by Hector Avalos( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the differences in beliefs between modern Bible readers and the men who created it
Slavery, abolitionism, and the ethics of biblical scholarship by Hector Avalos( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity is not great : how faith fails by John W Loftus( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new anthology critiquing Christianity, John Loftus--a former minister and now a leading atheist--has brought together an outstanding group of respected scholars who focus on the harms caused by the world's leading religion. The contributors begin by dissecting the many problematic aspects of religious faith generally. They repeatedly demonstrate that, with faith as a foundation, almost anything can be believed or denied. And almost any horrific deed can be committed. The authors then take a good hard look at many of the most important political, institutional, scientific, social, and moral harms committed in the name of Christianity. These range from the historical persecutions of the Inquisition and witch hunts to the current health hazards of faith healing. Finally, the authors answer three common Christian retorts to criticisms from nonbelievers: (1) that atheists cannot judge a harmful action without an objective moral standard; (2) that atheists need faith to solve the world's problems; and (3) that atheists cannot live a good life without faith. Loftus and the contributors generally conclude that, given both the well-documented historical record and ongoing problems raised by the faith, Christianity decisively fails empirical tests of its usefulness to humanity
The bad Jesus : the ethics of New Testament ethics by Hector Avalos( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Jesus ever do anything wrong? Judging by the vast majority of books on New Testament ethics, the answer is a resounding No. Writers on New Testament ethics generally view Jesus as the paradigm of human standards and behaviour. But since the historical Jesus was a human being, must he not have had flaws, like everyone else? The notion of a flawless human Jesus is a paradoxical oddity in New Testament ethics. According to Avalos, it shows that New Testament ethics is still primarily an apologetic enterprise despite its claim to rest on critical and historical scholarship. The Bad Jesus is a powerful and challenging study, presenting detailed case studies of fundamental ethical principles enunciated or practised by Jesus but antithetical to what would be widely deemed 'acceptable' or 'good' today. Such topics include Jesus' supposedly innovative teachings on love, along with his views on hate, violence, imperialism, animal rights, environmental ethics, Judaism, women, disabled persons and biblical hermeneutics. After closely examining arguments offered by those unwilling to find any fault with the Jesus depicted in the Gospels, Avalos concludes that current treatments of New Testament ethics are permeated by a religiocentric, ethnocentric and imperialistic orientation. But if it is to be a credible historical and critical discipline in modern academia, New Testament ethics needs to discover both a Good and a Bad Jesus
Se puede saber si Dios existe? by Hector Avalos( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illness and health care in ancient Israel : a comparative study of the role of the temple by Hector Avalos( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health care and the rise of Christianity by Hector Avalos( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abled body : rethinking disabilities in biblical studies( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Abled Body by Hector Avalos( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abled body rethinking disabilities in biblical studies( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of This Abled Body engage biblical studies in conversation with the wider field of disability studies. They explore the use of the conceptual category "disability" in biblical and Near Eastern texts and examine how conceptions of disability become a means of narrating, interpreting, and organizing human life. Employing diverse approaches to biblical criticism, scholars explore methodological issues and specific texts related to physical and cognitive disabilities. Responses to the essays by established disability activists and academics working in the social sciences and humanities conclude the volume. --From publisher's description
The resurrection of Jesus : fact or fiction? by Hector Avalos( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This abled body rethinking disabilities in biblical studies( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting words : the origins of religious violence by Hector Avalos( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the author] applies [an] array of learning and of judicious reasoning to his subject and does not fall short in dealing with its many, many complexities. [His] scathing critique of religious-based violence puts disturbing questions to the traditions that wish to preach "peace" as a central teaching.-Dust jacket
The study of Afroasiatic languages in the third millennium : results of a conversation( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fighting words : the origins of religious violence
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Fighting words : the origins of religious violenceIntroduction to the U.S. Latina and Latino religious experienceHealth care and the rise of ChristianityStrangers in our own land : religion in contemporary U.S. Latina/o literatureThe end of biblical studiesSe puede saber si Dios existe?Health care and the rise of ChristianityThis abled body : rethinking disabilities in biblical studies
Alternative Names
Avalos, Hector Ignacio

Hector Avalos Amerikaans hoogleraar

Hector Avalos Professor of Religious Studies/Iowa State University/author of several books about religion

Hector Avalos US-amerikanischer Religionswissenschaftler

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