The Crucifixion of the Warrior God (Volumes 1 & 2)
A dramatic tension confronts every Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: on the one hand, we encounter images of God commanding and engaging in horrendous violence: one the other hand, we encounter the non-violent teachings and example of Jesus, whose...
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A dramatic tension confronts every Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: on the one hand, we encounter images of God commanding and engaging in horrendous violence: one the other hand, we encounter the non-violent teachings and example of Jesus, whose loving, self-sacrificial death and resurrection is held up as the supreme revelation of God's character in the New Testament. How do we reconcile the tension between these seemingly disparate depictions? Are they even capable of reconciliation?The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic tension and the range of proposed answers in an epic constructive investigation. Over two volumes Gregory A. Boyd argues that we must take seriously the full range of Scripture as inspired, including its violent depictions of God. At the same time, we must take just as seriously the absolute centrality of the crucified and risen Christ as the supreme revelation of God.Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a "cruciform hermeneutic," Boyd demonstrates how Scripture's violent images of God are completely reframed and their violence subverted when they are interpreted through the lens of the cross and resurrection.
Gregory A. Boyd (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is a pastor at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, he was a professor of theology at Bethel College, also in St. Paul. His books include Cynic, Sage or Son of God?, Recovering the Real Jesus in an Age of Revisionist Replies, Letters from a Skeptic, God of the Possible, Repenting of Religion, Seeing is Believing, Escaping the Matrix, Is God to Blame?, and God at War and Satan and the Problem of Evil.
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- Volume 1: The Cruciform Hermeneuticintroduction: The "magic Eye" Of The Crucified Christpart I: The Centrality Of The Crucified Christpart Ii: The Problem Of Divine Violencepart Iii: The Cruciform Hermeneuticappendicesindicesvolume 2: The Cruciform Thesisintroduction: Something Else Is Going Onpart I: The Principle Of Cruciform Accommodationpart Ii: The Principle Of Redemptive Withdrawalpart Iii: The Principle Of Cosmic Conflictpart Iv: The Principle Of Self-autonomous Powerconclusion: "the Cruciform Story" About "what Else Is Going On"appendicesindices