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By Martyn John Smit,David Hilborn

during this ebook Martyn Smith addresses the difficulty of God's violence and refuses to turn away from tough and arguable conclusions. via his wide-ranging and measured examine he displays upon God and violence in either biblical and theological contexts, assessing the results of divine violence for figuring out and interesting with God's nature and personality. Jesus too, via his dramatic activities within the temple, is gifted as one in a position to displaying a shocking measure of violent habit within the furtherance of God's purposes.
Through a reappropriation of the traditional Christus Victor version of atonement, with its dramatic illustration of God's conflict with the devil, Smith proposes that Christian realizing of either God and salvation has to come back to its long-neglected prior in an effort to circulation ahead, either biblically and dynamically, into the future.

"In this well-researched learn at the atonement, Martyn Smith refuses to draw back from the demanding theological questions. Neither is he afraid to take a debatable stance. Insisting that theology's job is to permit the Scriptures to talk for themselves, Smith boldly claims that God frequently engages in acts of violence in his redemption of the world. The result's a powerful re-articulation and safety of the Christus Victor version of the atonement."
--Hans Boersma, J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College

Dr. Martyn J. Smith teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and non secular schooling at a college in England.

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