Saturday, May 22, 2010

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God

Pastor, theologian, and prolific author Greg Boyd recently presented an outline of his upcoming book which attempts to make sense of Old Testament violence from a christological perspective. In this video, pastor Boyd shares the principles that guide the book and which, taken together, offer a coherent understanding of Scripture's word on war and violence. I encourage you to check out the video as well as the book due to come out soon.

The book was originally going to be called Jesus vs. Jehovah, but may now be titled The Crucifixion of the Warrior God.

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Boyd laid out some very promising strategies for handling Biblical violence. However, I have problems with his constant distinction between the Old and New Testaments. In the New Testament, Jesus is viewed as a Divine Warrior (Revelation) and I'm not sure Dr. Boyd has adequately come to terms with that book. Also, violence does appear in many of Jesus' teaching on judgment--which actually mirrors the violence in Revelation. So, Dr. Boyd has work to do, but he did ask for grace in his project and I'm willing to give it to him.