Divine Judgment & Violence: 3 Views

Finally completed Greg Boyd’s massive Crucifixion of the Warrior God; decided do a quick chart (crudely) comparing how three theological schools position themselves on key hot-potato Biblical topics.

Boyd’s position is summarized in the far-right column which I’ve named ‘Creative Love Theism’ (following the 1994 book by Clark Pinnock & Robert Brow, Unbounded Love). This position seeks to read every issue through the love of God as central i.e. everything that God does reflects His love — itself encapsulated by 1John 4:10 — including his judgment.

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