The Scandalous God
The Use and Abuse of the Cross
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"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.
"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