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The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

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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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800635817
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 288
  • Publication Date July 28, 2003


"A resounding attack on triumphalism in its every theological manifestation. Hall's compact systematics is a vigorous stimulus for readers to think afresh through the basics of the Christian theological tradition. One of the most exciting books I've read in some time!"
— David G. Truemper, Professor of Theology, Valparaiso University

"A compelling distillation of a compelling theology! Decades of insightful work are brought to bear on the essentials — understanding of God, Christ, humankind, church and world. Even those who have followed Hall closely since Lighten Our Darkness will find The Cross in Our Context particularly rewarding for a post-9/11 world."
— Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary

"Subtle, passionate, and knowing...a coherent case for discipleship on an intentional and daring kind. This book gives ready access to the thinking and faith of one of our finest thinkers, a welcome addition to a remarkable corpus of evangelical faith."
— Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary