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God At War: The Bible & Spiritual Conflict

God At War: The Bible & Spiritual Conflict

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Gregory BoydThrough a close reading of both Old and New Testaments, Boyd sets forth theBiblical view of spiritual conflict: evil is to be expected in the world, and weought to fight to overcome it. 350 pages, from IVP.

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About "God At War: The Bible & Spiritual Conflict"

Gregory BoydThrough a close reading of both Old and New Testaments, Boyd sets forth theBiblical view of spiritual conflict: evil is to be expected in the world, and weought to fight to overcome it. 350 pages, from IVP.
- Koorong

Modern Christians are often baffled by the problem of evil, frequently attributing pain and suffering to some mysterious "good" purposes of God. Gregory Boyd instead declares that biblical writers did not try to intellectually understand evil but rather grappled to overcome it.
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In this bold and compelling work, Gregory Boyd undertakes to reframe the central issues of Christian theodicy. By Boyd's estimate, theologians still draw too heavily on Augustine's response to the problem of evil, attributing pain and suffering to the mysterious "good" purposes of God.Accordingly, modern Christians are inclined not to expect evil and so are baffled but resigned when it occurs. New Testament writers, on the other hand, were inclined to expect evil and fight against it. Modern Christians attempt to intellectually understand evil, whereas New Testament writers grappled with overcoming evil.Through a close and sophisticated reading of both Old and New Testaments, Boyd argues that Satan has been in an age-long (but not eternal) battle against God, and that this conflict "is a major dimension of the ultimate canvas against which everything within the biblical narrative, from creation to the eschaton, is to be painted and therefore understood."No less edifying than it is provocative,God at Warwill reward the careful attention of scholars, pastors, students and educated laypersons alike.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Gregory A Boyd

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.

Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: The Normativity Of Evil Within A Warfare Worldview
  • part I: The Warfare Worldview Of The Old Testament
  • 1. Hearing Zosia: The Problem With The Problem Of Evil
  • 2. Locking Up The Raging Sea: The Hostile Environment Of The Earth
  • 3. Slaying Leviathan: Cosmic Warfare And The Preservation And Restoration Of Creation
  • 4. Judging "the Gods": Yahweh's Conflict With Angelic Beings In The Old Testament
  • 5 Rebuking The Adversary: The Activity And Origin Of Satan In The Old Testament
  • part Ii: The Warfare Worldview Of The New Testament
  • 6. Tying Up The Strong Man: The Kingdom Of God As A Warfare Concept
  • 7. War Of The Worlds: The Warfare Theme Of Jesus' Exorcisms And Miracles
  • 8. Storming The Gates Of Hell: Kingdom Conflict In The Teachings Of Jesus
  • 9. Christus Victor: The Warfare Significance Of Christ's Death And Resurrection
  • 10. Engaging The Powers: The Christian Life As Spiritual Warfare
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Bibliography

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One of the most significant books that I have ever read
5 stars By Simon, Dec 15 2014
Gregory Boyd's God at War is a significant title that changed the way I looked at the world around me. He gives academic and intellectual rigour to a spiritual worldview, that recognises the reality of demonic principalities that are at war with the Kingdom of God. He does not doubt the totality of Jesus' victory over these forces (and spends time discussing this in relation to both Jesus' ministry on earth, and the cross) but also recognises the struggle that this warfare entails for Christians today. One of the most significant books that I have ever read.
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  • Catalogue Code 106265
  • Product Code 0830818855
  • EAN 9780830818853
  • Pages 414
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Oct 1997
  • Sales Rank #25660
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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