Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words

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Baker Books, Jan 1, 2005 - Religion - 108 pages
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In Cross-Shattered Christ, theologian Stanley Hauerwas offers a moving reflection on Jesus's final words from the cross. This small and powerful volume is theologically poignant and steeped in humility. Hauerwas's pithy discussion opens our ears to the language of Scripture while opening our hearts to a truer vision of God. Touching in original and surprising ways on subjects such as praying the Psalms and our need to be remembered by Jesus, Hauerwas emphasizes Christ's humanity as well as the sheer "differentness" of God.

Ideal for personal devotion during Lent and throughout the year, Cross-Shattered Christ offers a transformative reading of Jesus's words that goes directly to the heart of the gospel.

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Focused on His seven final statements from the cross, Cross-Shattered Christ emphasized Jesus’ divinity on the cross. The mystery and power of grace are in perfect view upon the cross. Hauerwas’ devotional work is stirring, but sometimes difficult to follow. B+ Read full review

Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations On The Seven Last Words

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Much-respected theologian Hauerwas (theological ethics, Duke Univ.), who has authored numerous books, including A Better Hope , has written a brief but intensely observed discussion of the theological ... Read full review


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Stanley Hauerwas is the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is the author of many books, including Performing the Faith, The Peaceable Kingdom, With the Grain of the Universe, A Better Hope, and Christian Existence Today.

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