Cross Examinations: Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today (Google eBook)

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Marit Trelstad
Fortress Press - Religion - 320 pages
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In today's theological landscape the significance of the cross has become strongly affirmed and radically questioned. This exciting volume gathers theologians and historians who have thought through these critical and constructive issues: Do traditional understandings of the cross valorize suffering or violence? Are the older soteriological models, which see redemption as a kind of ransom or debt satisfaction, fitting for the contemporary worldview? Do they produce a piety that acquiesces in needless suffering, or does the cross precisely meet the massive suffering and injustice of today's world?Following an expert introduction to the issues and options by editor Marit Trelstad, each author addresses the Christian symbol of the cross in the context of current theological, sociological, political, or environmental issues.
  

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from what i have read my perspective of the cross and Jesus
get clearer.
the function of women in the salvation history is interesting
Christ choose to be male is not to point to inferior roles of
women but Jesus alleviates women from the cultural bias that made women second class
Jesus lived fully human MALE but honored and respected and blessed the FEMALE especially through his Blessed Mother and now our Mother.
 

Contents

Introduction I
1
Black Womens Surrogacy Experience
19
Our MothersGardens
33
The Cross and Male Violence
50
Maternal Sacrifice as a Hermeneutics of the Cross
63
Becoming a Feminist Theologian of the Cross
76
Contextualizing the Cross for the Sake of Subjectivity
91
Lavish Love
109
A Theology of the Cross for the Uncreators
181
The Passion of Christ
196
Saved by What Shouldnt Happen
211
Violence in Christian Theology
225
The Cross of Resurrection and Communal Redemption
241
Theology of the Cross
252
The Cross as Military Symbol for Sacrifice
259
Notes
278

Yesterday and Today 19722002
127
All That Matters
139
Reading Ourselves into the Cross Story
154
Imagining the Cross
165

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