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Boyd, Gregory A. 1957-

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Works: 136 works in 270 publications in 5 languages and 7,935 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Personal correspondence  History  Controversial literature 
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Satan and the problem of evil : constructing a trinitarian warfare theodicy by Gregory A Boyd( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jesus legend : a case for the historical reliability of the synoptic Jesus tradition by Paul R Eddy( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine the claims of Jesus myth theorists in detail, but also launch an all-out assault on the assumptions of Gospel literary critics who teach that the oral tradition leading up to the formation of the Gospels was fundamentally unreliable. The book charges that these assumptions were not based on solid historical research, but rather on the biases of a small but influential groups of Eurocentric, ethnocentric academic elites who imposed modern literary models on an ancient oral culture. Using recent intercultural, interdisciplinary studies on the nature of ancient oral tradition, the authors demonstrate convincingly that, although the period of oral tradition for the Gospels was relatively short, lengthy stories were often handed down very accurately over long periods of time. These new studies in oral tradition call into question the way scholars have assessed the formation of the Gospels through out the last century
The myth of a Christian nation : how the quest for political power is destroying the church by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Path through Politics Is Not the Road to God. When the kingdom of God is manifested, it will wear the face of Jesus Christ. And that, says author Gregory Boyd, has never been true of any earthly government or power. Through close examination of Scripture and lessons drawn from history, Dr. Boyd argues that evangelical Christians who align themselves too closely with political causes or declare that they want to bring America "back to God" are actually doing harm--both to the body of Christ and society in general. Boyd shows how Jesus taught us to seek a "power-under" kingdom, where greatness is measured by sacrifice and service. There are no sides or enemies because we are meant to embrace and accept everyone. In The Myth of a Christian Nation, Dr. Boyd challenges readers to return to the true love of Calvary and the message of the cross--setting the "power-over" politics of worldly government aside."--Publisher description
God at war : the Bible & spiritual conflict by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the problem of evil, the Bible narrative, and the teachings of Jesus in the light of the age old conflict between God and the Devil
Divine foreknowledge : four views by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of the nature of God's foreknowledge and how that relates to human freedom has been pondered and debated by Christian theologians at least since the time of Augustine. And the issue will not go away. More recently, the terms of the debate have shifted, and the issue has taken on new urgency with the theological proposal known as the openness of God. This view maintains that God's knowledge, while perfect, is limited regarding the future inasmuch as the future is "open" and not settled. Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views provides a venue for well-known proponents of four distinct views of divine foreknowledge to present their cases: Gregory A. Boyd of Bethel College presents the open-theism view, David Hunt of Whittier College weighs in on the simple-foreknowledge view, William Lane Craig of Talbot School of Theology takes the middle-knowledge view, and Paul Helm of Regent College, Vancouver, presents the Augustinian-Calvinist view. All four respond to each of the other essayists, noting points of agreement and disagreement. Editors James K. Beilby and Paul R. Eddy introduce the contemporary debate and also offer a conclusion that helps you evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of each view. The result is a unique opportunity to grapple with the issues and arguments and frame your own understanding of this important debate
Is God to blame? : moving beyond pat answers to the problem of evil by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pastoral theologian challenges traditional assumptions about God and suffering, arguing that God's glory is revealed not as compelling power but as sacrificial love
Across the spectrum : understanding issues in evangelical theology by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores current issues regarding evangelical theology including debates concerning inspiration, providence, foreknowledge, atonement, salvation, baptism, and women in ministry
Lord or legend? : wrestling with the Jesus dilemma by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian apologetic of "Lord, Liar, or Lunatic" made famous by C.S. Lewis has gained recent skepticism. Many twenty-first-century critics of Christianity believe the biblical portrait of Jesus Christ is based on myth. Lord or Legend? puts skeptics' claims to the test against multiple scholarly disciplines, including history, ethnography, anthropology, and folklore, to uncover fascinating truths about the historical Jesus. Authors Gregory A. Boyd and Paul Rhodes Eddy address pressing questions like: Was first-century Judaism an environment for pagan mythological beliefs? How are the Gospels accurate if they originated through oral tradition? Do similarities between Jesus and other myths discredit Christianity? Are the Scriptures historically accurate? Biased? Translated accurately? Do archeological findings support or refute biblical accounts? - Publisher
God of the possible : a biblical introduction to the open view of God by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no theological topic is more hotly debated within evangelical Christianity these days than God's foreknowledge. Is the future exhaustively settled, or does it include possibilities (maybes)? In encountering such questions, a growing number of evangelicals are becoming dissatisfied with the classical view of foreknowledge and have accepted an alternative, open view of God. In God of the Possible theologian Greg Boyd offers an accessible introduction to the freewill theism position
The crucifixion of the warrior God : interpreting the Old Testament's violent portraits of God in light of the cross by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd proposes a revolutionary way to read the Bible in this epic but accessible study. His "cruciform hermeneutic" stands as a challenge to the field of biblical studies and to all thoughtful Christians. A dramatic tension confronts every Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: on the one hand, we encounter Old Testament stories of God commanding horrendous violence. On the other hand, we read the unequivocally nonviolent teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Reconciling these two has challenged Christians and theologians for two millennia. Throughout Christian history, various answers have been proposed, ranging from the long-rejected explanation that these contrasting depictions are of two entirely different "gods" to recent social, cultural, and literary theories that attempt to dispel the conflict. The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic tension and the range of proposed answers in an ambitious constructive investigation. Over two volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we must take seriously the full range of Scripture as inspired, including its violent depictions of God. At the same time, he affirms the absolute centrality of the crucified and risen Christ as the supreme revelation of God. Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a "cruciform hermeneutic," Boyd demonstrates how the Bible's violent images of God are reframed and their violence subverted when interpreted through the lens of the cross and resurrection. Indeed, when read in this way, Boyd argues that these violent depictions bear witness to the same self-sacrificial nature of God that was ultimately revealed on the cross. - Publisher
Cross vision : how the crucifixion of Jesus makes sense of Old Testament violence by Gregory A Boyd( )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--Provided by publisher
Cynic sage or Son of God? by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing is believing : experience Jesus through imaginative prayer by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the centuries-old Christian practice of imaginative prayer that explains how imaginative prayer can help people become more passionate about their faith
The myth of a Christian religion : losing your religion for the beauty of a revolution by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Gregory Boyd issues a clear call to manifest God's beauty and revolt against evil with Jesus life as our example. Passionate theology and practical insight combine to create a guidebook for simple, radical, Christlike living
Benefit of the doubt : breaking the idol of certainty by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boyd invites you to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty but rather for commitment to Christ in the midst of uncertainty. He shares his own inspirational journey, offering reassurance that you can experience a life-transforming relationship with Christ, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics
Oneness Pentecostals and the Trinity by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's special about Oneness Pentecostals'In this penetrating analysis of Oneness theology and practice, Gregory Boyd reveals the experience of four years of personal involvement in a Oneness church. Although Oneness Pentecostals' belief in Christ's deity establishes some common ground with other Christians, their aggressive denial of the Trinity has nonetheless fostered their indisputably sub-Christian ideas about God's character, about salvation, and about Christian living
Repenting of religion : turning from judgment to the love of God by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings are burdened by tendencies to harshly judge others and themselves. Pastor and author Boyd calls readers to a higher standard through understanding the true manner in which God views humanity as infinitely worthwhile and lovable
Trinity and process : a critical evaluation and reconstruction of Hartshorne's di-polar theism towards a trinitarian metaphysics by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the matrix : setting your mind free to experience real life in Christ by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a Christian's thought process and teaches how to transform it to reach a deeper life in Christ, through the vehicles of The Matrix film characters
Trouble with angels : recovering the warfare theodicy of the early post-apostolic church by Gregory A Boyd( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Jesus legend : a case for the historical reliability of the synoptic Jesus tradition
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The Jesus legend : a case for the historical reliability of the synoptic Jesus traditionThe myth of a Christian nation : how the quest for political power is destroying the churchGod at war : the Bible & spiritual conflictDivine foreknowledge : four viewsIs God to blame? : moving beyond pat answers to the problem of evilAcross the spectrum : understanding issues in evangelical theologyLord or legend? : wrestling with the Jesus dilemmaGod of the possible : a biblical introduction to the open view of God
Alternative Names
Boids, Gregorijs A. 1957-

Boyd, Greg

Boyd, Greg, 1955-

Greg Boyd American theologian and pastor

Gregory A. Boyd

보이드, 그레고리 A. 1957-

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