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The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross

The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the CrossThe Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross

"Theology of the Cross" is an important site of religious reflection and controversy, especially today. Westhelle repeatedly uncovers the evasions – personal, social, religious, and even theological – by which we skirt the sharp challenge that the Cross and suffering love pose to a culture, lifestyle, and economy that avoid suffering and evade love. And he challenges every Christian to embrace Jesus' cross to find our own resurrection.

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  • Format Paperback
  • Height 8.5
  • ISBN 9780800638955
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Pages 192
  • Width 5.5
  • Publication Date Oct 18, 2006

Endorsements

"Westhelle provides an incisive theological review and critique of historical and contemporary efforts to grasp and express the scandal of God's death on the cross. A timely, provocative, and creative book!"
– Carter Lindberg, Emeritus, Boston University School of Theology

"Enter into the fierce and brilliant theological reflection, whose aim – and remarkable accomplishment – is to present the cross of Christ for the scandal it actually is..."
– Mary M. Solberg, Gustavus Adolphus College

"A highly original work on the scandal of the cross..."
– Daniel L. Migliore

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