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By Gregory A. Boyd

Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd proposes a innovative approach to learn the Bible during this epic yet available research. His "cruciform hermeneutic" stands as a problem to the sphere of bible study and to all considerate Christians.

A dramatic stress confronts each Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: at the one hand, we stumble upon previous testomony tales of God commanding horrendous violence. nonetheless, we learn the unequivocally nonviolent teachings of Jesus within the New testomony. Reconciling those has challenged Christians and theologians for 2 millennia.

Throughout Christian heritage, a number of solutions were proposed, starting from the long-rejected clarification that those contrasting depictions are of 2 solely various "gods" to fresh social, cultural, and literary theories that try to dispel the conflict.

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic pressure and the variety of proposed solutions in an formidable optimistic research. Over volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we needs to take heavily the entire variety of Scripture as encouraged, together with its violent depictions of God. whilst, he affirms absolutely the centrality of the crucified and risen Christ because the superb revelation of God.

Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a "cruciform hermeneutic," Boyd demonstrates how the Bible's violent photographs of God are reframed and their violence subverted whilst interpreted in the course of the lens of the go and resurrection. certainly, while learn during this means, Boyd argues that those violent depictions endure witness to a similar self-sacrificial nature of God that was once eventually printed at the cross.

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