Academic Content

We are deeply disturbed by the violent purposes to which scripture has been applied over the centuries and still today, and our primary aim is to develop and teach methods of interpreting and applying difficult biblical passages in ways which lead to peace, and confidence in the goodness of God. We hope thereby to enable the church to offer counter-violent counter-extremist narratives in situations of conflict or tension. We aim to deliver meaningful, accessible resources to the churches in the UK and internationally.

Please click on the links below to find out more. Find our Academic Work below.

Bible and Violence Book Series

We are delighted to publish the call for proposals for a brand new book series in partnership with Routledge Press. See here for more details.

Journal for the Study of Bible and Violence

The first issue of our brand new, peer-reviewed, open access journal will soon be published. To find out more or submit a paper, visit the JSBV website.

Selected Publications

Please click here to view a list of publications by members of the CSBV

Podcast series

Click here to find our podcast series ‘Guns and God’

CSBV conferences

Information about CSBV annual conferences past and forthcoming can be found here

Other conference presentations

A text beyond redemption? Towards a reparative reading for Judges 19. Helen Paynter. Keynote address, Bristol Baptist College (virtual) Research Conference, 2020. Listen to or download the audio recording here. Download the accompanying PowerPoint here.