The essays examine specimens of social intolerance drawn from a broad field of history and culture: Classical Greece, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and America. Themes include women's legal rights; humanitarian law; legitimized child sacrifice; discrimination against racial and religious minorities; religious animosity; Just War morality; theological discord; philosophical antagonism.
Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Professor of Religion at Bard College. His books include Rabbi Jesus, A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible, The Temple of Jesus, Pure Kingdom, and Visions of the Apocalypse. He has written the first critical commentary on the Aramaic version of Isaiah (The Isaiah Targum).
Robert Tully is Professor of Philosophy at the United States Military Academy and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He co-authored with Frederic Portoraro a textbook on symbolic logic and has published many articles on Russell, Moore and Wittgenstein. With Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner he edited Just War in Religion and Politics, to which he also contributed an essay.