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The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God: Volumes 1 & 2

Author: 
Gregory A. Boyd (Author)
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Description

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? Throughout Christian history, many different answers have been proposed, ranging from the long-rejected explanation that these contrasting depictions are of two entirely different ‘gods’ to recent social and cultural theories of metaphor and narrative representation.

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up the dramatic tensions between depictions of divinely sanctioned violence and the message of peace centering the New Testament. Over two volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we must take seriously the full range of Scripture and the centrality of the crucified and risen Christ as God’s supreme revelation. Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture involves what Boyd calls a cruciform hermeneutic. This reading leads us into the proper way of understanding the character of God, revealing God as loving, sacrificial, and subverting violence.

ISBN: 
9781506420752
Price: 
$59.00
ISBN: 
9781506420769
Release date: 
April 1, 2017
Pages: 
670
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Contents

Volume 1: The Cruciform Hermeneutic
Introduction: The “Magic Eye” of the Crucified Christ
Part I: The Centrality of the Crucified Christ
Part II: The Problem of Divine Violence
Part III: The Cruciform Hermeneutic
Appendices
Indices

Volume 2: The Cruciform Thesis
Introduction: Something Else Is Going on
Part I: The Principle of Cruciform Accommodation
Part II: The Principle of Redemptive Withdrawal
Part III: The Principle of Cosmic Conflict
Part IV: The Principle of Self-Autonomous Power
Conclusion: “The Cruciform Story” about “What Else Is Going on”
Appendices
Indices