Recovering the Scandal of the Cross
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Recovering the Scandal of the Cross : Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts

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For the first-century Roman world the cross was first and foremost an instrument of shameful and violent execution. But early Christians, who had seen their world upended by the atoning power of the cross of Christ, came to view it in an entirely different light. Deeply scandalous, it was paradoxically glorious. For the cross of Christ marked the epochal saving event in God's dealings with Israel and the world. And its meaning could not be fathomed or encircled by a single image or formulation. Since its publication in 2000, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross has initiated among evangelicals a new conversation about the nature of the atonement and how it should be expressed in the varied and global contexts of today. In this second edition Green and Baker have clarified and enlarged their argument in a way that will continue to provoke thought and conversation on this critical topic.show more

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  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 439.98g
  • InterVarsity Press
  • Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Illinois, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0830839313
  • 9780830839315
  • 155,851

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"Here is a fresh look at the cross of Jesus. . . . I highly recommend it to all Christians who . . . seek to understand and articulate with integrity the saving significance of the cross of Jesus in our postmodern world."--John Driver, Goshen Collegeshow more

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