God Who Fights. The War Tradition in Holy Scriptures
|Author: ||Sherlock, Charles|
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. Such two-sidedness emerges in the Exodus and Judges periods, and passes into Israel's worship. As in the Exodus and Exile, Christ embraced both conquest and defeat, and the Christian life likewise embraces victory and defeat, united in the loving grace of the triune God.
"Sherlock writes with admirable clarity and economy of words and frequent summaries. . . . A special bonus in his work over others is his willingness to bring the discussion into Christian life and theology. He recognizes a major shift during the Exile toward servanthood and redemptive outreach to the nations, which Jesus develops." -- The Bible Today (Vol.32, No.3)