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Crucifixion of the Warrior God, Volumes 1 & 2 (Gregory A Boyd) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2017) 9781506420752
Crucifixion of the Warrior God, Volumes 1 & 2 (Gregory A Boyd) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 2017) 9781506420752
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Title: Crucifixion of the Warrior God, Volumes 1 & 2

Author: Boyd, Gregory A

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 2017

Paperback; ISBN: 9781506420752

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1492

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A dramatic tension confronts every Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: on the one hand, we encounter Old Testament stories of God commanding horrendous violence. On the other hand, we read the unequivocally nonviolent teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Reconciling these two has challenged Christians and theologians for two millennia.

Throughout Christian history, various answers have been proposed, ranging from the long-rejected explanation that these contrasting depictions are of two entirely different "gods" to recent social, cultural, and literary theories that attempt to dispel the conflict.

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic tension and the range of proposed answers in an ambitious 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, he affirms 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 the Bible's violent images of God are reframed and their violence subverted when interpreted through the lens of the cross and resurrection. Indeed, when read in this way, Boyd argues that these violent depictions bear witness to the same self-sacrificial nature of God that was ultimately revealed on the cross.

Table of 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

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