Best-Selling Author, Pastor, and Theologian Releasing Controversial New Books

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Gregory A. Boyd argues that a new way to read the Bible can resolve conflicts between an Old Testament God of wrath and a New Testament God of love.

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'This is my life’s work,' Boyd said, 'The culmination of my thoughts on the nature of God, Jesus, and the Bible. I can’t wait to engage with readers on these, the topics most essential to the Christian faith.'

Fortress Press is thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of two provocative titles by Rev. Dr. Gregory A. Boyd. The first, "The Crucifixion of the Warrior God," is a massive, two-volume, 1400-page text, to be released on April 1, 2017. Boyd’s much-anticipated tome will challenge contemporary scholarship and is sure to be debated in academia and the church for years to come. The second book, tentatively titled, "Cross Vision: How the Crucifixion of Jesus Makes Sense of Old Testament Violence," will be published on August 1, 2017. A trade book, "Cross Vision" will make Boyd’s provocative arguments available to a general readership.

Boyd, the founding pastor of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul and the author of best-selling books, "Letters from a Skeptic" and "God at War," has been working on "Crucifixion of the Warrior God" for over a decade. “This is my life’s work,” Boyd said, “The culmination of my thoughts on the nature of God, Jesus, and the Bible. I can’t wait to engage with readers on these, the topics most essential to the Christian faith.”

Will Bergkamp, publisher at Fortress Press, expressed enthusiasm for the project: “Greg Boyd is a preeminent pastor-theologian, and he’s a great fit for us at Fortress Press. We’re especially excited that we can bring his ideas to both academic and popular audiences.” Bergkamp also noted that "The Crucifixion of the Warrior God" has the same comprehensive and robust argumentation as N. T. Wright’s bestselling, "Paul and the Faithfulness of God," a 2013 Fortress title.

Fortress Press plans a robust marketing campaign around both books, and they plan to partner with Boyd’s ministry, ReKnew, to host a national conference on the topic.

Connect with Gregory A. Boyd on Twitter: @greg_boyd
Learn more about Boyd’s ministry: reknew.org

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