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The God who fights : the war tradition in holy scripture

Author: Charles Sherlock
Publisher: Lewiston : Published for Rutherford House/Edinburgh by E. Mellen Press, ©1993.
Series: Rutherford studies., Series two,, Contemporary theology ;, no. 6.
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This volume argues that "the God who fights" is only on God's side; the God of the Bible acts as both protector and adversary. The author points out that Christ embraced both conquest and defeat and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Sherlock
ISBN: 0773416536 9780773416536
OCLC Number: 26128423
Description: xi, 445 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Holy War then and now : The problem of the war tradition ; The war-tradition in scholarly study ; Holy War and war tradition --
The formation of the war-tradition: Exodus and covenant : The Exodus deliverance ; The wilderness wanderings ; The Sinai experience ; Deuteronomy --
The ideology of the war-tradition: in the Old Testament : The concept ; Narrative material: in historical root ; Added note: Booty and spoil ; The prophetic transformation of ; The meaning of: Taboo, curse, offering ; The moral problem ; Summary --
Cultic development of the war tradition: The Davidic covenant : The transition from Judges to monarchy ; The ark of the covenant ; In Davidic usage ; Yahweh as warrior: the Psalter --
Prophetic use of the war-tradition: The divided kingdom : Elijah and Elisha ; The chronicler ; Eight-century prophecy ; The prophets of Judah's crisis --
Defeat and the war-tradition: The exilic experience : The war-tradition in Jeremiah ; Ezekiel's experience of Yahweh as warrior ; Lamentations ; Isaiah of the exile ; Conclusion The war-tradition fragments: The post-exilic period : Isaiah 56-66 ; The war-tradition in the post-exilic community ; The war-tradition and apocalyptic ; Background to Christian use of war tradition ; The war-tradition in review --
Renewal of the war-tradition: The ministry of Jesus as Messiah : The New Testament war tradition: an orientation ; The nature of Jesus' messianic conflict ; Jesus' conflicts with Satan and demons ; Jesus' conflict with human opponents --
The war-tradition fulfilled: The victory of Jesus as Messiah : The way to the cross ; The victory of Christ ; The early apostolic preaching --
Apostolic interpretation of the war-tradition: Christ the victor : The Pauline corpus ; The Catholic epistles ; The revelation to John --
The war-tradition: Implications : Implications for Christian belief ; Implications for Christian self-understanding ; Implications for Christian living
Series Title: Rutherford studies., Series two,, Contemporary theology ;, no. 6.
Responsibility: Charles Sherlock.

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