Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd tackles the Bible's biggest dilemma.
The Old Testament God of wrath and violence versus the New Testament God of love and peace-it's a difference that has troubled Christians since the first century. Now, with the sensitivity of a pastor and the intellect of a theologian, Gregory A. Boyd proposes the "cruciform hermeneutic," a way to read the Old Testament portraits of God through the lens of Jesus' crucifixion.
In Cross Vision, Boyd follows up on his epic and groundbreaking study, The Crucifixion of the Warrior God. He shows how the death and resurrection of Jesus reframes the troubling violence of the Old Testament, how all of Scripture reveals God's self-sacrificial love, and, most importantly, how we can follow Jesus' example of peace.
|Publisher:||Augsburg Fortress, Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Gregory A. Boyd is the senior pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and the author of many books, including Crucifixion of the Warrior God and Cross Vision.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Something Else Must Be Going On ix
Part I The Problem and A Looking-Glass Cross Solution
1 The Elephant 3
2 The Unveiling 17
3 A Cruciform Through-Line 33
4 Revolting Beauty 49
5 Building on Tradition 61
Part II Biblical, Historical, and Ancient Cultural Support
6 The Heavenly Missionary 83
7 Rorschach God 101
8 Echoes of a Pagan Warrior 121
Part III The True Nature of God's Judgment
9 Divine Aikido 135
10 Self-Punishing Sin 147
11 Doing and Allowing 161
Part IV Seeing Something Else Through The Looking-Glass Cross
12 Cosmic War 177
13 Creation Undone 193
14 Dragon-Swaltowing-Dragon Warfare 205
15 Misusing Divine Power 217
16 Commanding Child Sacrifice 231
Postscript: Four Words of Encouragement 247
Index of Authors and Subjects 257
Index of Scripture 267