Q. In my dealings with many conservative Christians one of the things I think that they often lack is any sense of progressive revelation, by which I not only mean that the clearer and fuller revelation of God’s character comes in Christ and in the NT, but also that we must take the hint from Jesus when he tells us things like ‘Moses gave you the permission of divorce due to the hardness of your hearts’. It seems to me that there are lots of things in the OT that fall under the rubric that God was giving laws etc. to restrain sin for example with principles like ‘an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth’ etc. What is your understanding of progressive revelation and how might it affect your discussion of divine violence and Yahweh as a warrior?
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