The current essay, which I will post on next week, has a theme running through it which I am unaware – but find palatable.
Thought this quote might sum it up –
“…sin-caused violence is intercepted by Jesus Christ. Shalom is the result, but its purchased price is the total self-giving of the deity, the absorption of violence.” (p43)
Martens is making the point that we are to absorb violence as Christians.
I haven’t read this review, but you might. (I don’t want other reviews to cloud my reading).