By Gregory A. Boyd
Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd proposes a progressive technique to learn the Bible during this epic yet obtainable learn. His "cruciform hermeneutic" stands as a problem to the sector of bible study and to all considerate Christians.
A dramatic stress confronts each Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: at the one hand, we come upon previous testomony tales of God commanding horrendous violence. nevertheless, we learn the unequivocally nonviolent teachings of Jesus within the New testomony. Reconciling those has challenged Christians and theologians for 2 millennia.
Throughout Christian historical past, quite a few solutions were proposed, starting from the long-rejected clarification that those contrasting depictions are of 2 solely diverse "gods" to fresh social, cultural, and literary theories that try to dispel the conflict.
The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic stress and the diversity of proposed solutions in an formidable optimistic research. Over volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we needs to take heavily the entire diversity of Scripture as encouraged, together with its violent depictions of God. even as, he affirms absolutely the centrality of the crucified and risen Christ because the ultimate revelation of God.
Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a "cruciform hermeneutic," Boyd demonstrates how the Bible's violent pictures of God are reframed and their violence subverted while interpreted throughout the lens of the pass and resurrection. certainly, whilst learn during this manner, Boyd argues that those violent depictions endure witness to a similar self-sacrificial nature of God that was once eventually published at the cross.
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8] This is not to deny the value of source, form, and/or redaction criticism for the academic investigation of the Bible.
This new perspective set me on a course of research that was completely different from my first project. And the more I researched, the sharper this perspective became and the more I found confirmations of it throughout the biblical narrative. It is this perspective, and this research, that ten years later produced the two-volume work you are now reading. And whereas the violent depictions of God in the OT used to pose the greatest challenge to my faith in the “God-breathed” nature of Scripture (2 Tim 3:16), I must confess that I now consider the manner in which these portraits bear witness to the crucified Christ, and the manner in which this is confirmed throughout Scripture, to be one of the strongest demonstrations of Scripture’s divine inspiration.
His immutability and impassability). Hence, any Scripture that ascribed change or suffering to God was typically interpreted to depict God as he appears to us, not as he actually is. But until rather recently, no one has seen the need to apply this same strategy to reconcile Scripture with God’s moral attributes, especially as they are revealed in the crucified Christ. The conviction driving this work is that it is time to correct this inconsistency. For the revelation of the crucified God is primarily a revelation of God’s moral character.
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