- How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence
- Narrated by: Gregory A. Boyd
- Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-11-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Fortress Press
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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.
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By Lee Blum on 11-16-17
When you’re 48 years old and been a Christian for over 30 years you think you’re pretty set on how you view Christ and your faith. Boyd’s book not only challenged some of my misconceptions about God, he blew them out of the water! (In a really good way!) My faith in Christ feels more solid and freeing than ever! I️ truly consider Boyd to be one of the most profound teaching Theologians of our century. Thank you Greg for all your time and research you have clearly invested in this book over the last 10 years! To Christ be the glory!
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By Anonymous User on 07-08-18
God really is as good as Jesus shows us He is!
This book has helped me make sense of OT violence. I have always had a hard time reading the Old Testament in places where God seems so cruel and flies off of the handle, like a violent father who beats his kids. It's so relieving to know that God is not like that. Like a weight lifted from my shoulders. I never knew how to interpret the violent passages that seemed like God should not be like that. For a long time, I just thought I have to accept them and view God as having a brutal side to Him, which made Him seem unapproachable. The Father really is as good as Jesus shows us He is!