The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

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Fortress Press - Religion - 274 pages
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In this small gem of theological reflection, North America's foremost "theologian of the cross" offers a profound and compelling contemplation on the relevance of the church's most fundamental confession. Hall ponders what confessing Jesus as crucified means in today's context, one that is postmodern, pluralistic, multicultural, and in some respects post-Christian. A digest of his monumental trilogy, this book lays out in brief compass the heart of Hall's theology of the cross, contrasting it sharply with the theology of established Christianity, showing how it reframes classical Christology and soteriology, and drawing the implications for what it means to be human, for Christian ethics, and for the church.
 

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In this book, the Canadian theologian, Douglas John Hall, encapsulates his three volume systematic theology, "Christian Theology in a North American Context." This book is a working out of the ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theology of the Cross
11
What Is the Theology of the Cross?
13
Theology of the Cross as Contextual Theology
35
Engaging the World
53
The Word of the Cross
73
The Crucified God
75
The Grandeur and Misery of the Human Being
91
The Church and the Cross
137
The Theology of the Cross and the Crisis of Christendom
157
The Way of the Cross
179
On Being Christian Today
181
Gods Reign Creations Future
209
Notes
231
Related Sections in the Trilogy
257
Index
261

Jesus Christ and Him Crucified
111
Church of the Cross
135

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