The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ
Running counter to the neglect of the cross in many churches today, Fleming Rutledge examines in detail the motifs used by the New Testament writers to explain its meaning. She also mines patristics, scholasticism, and more recent theology to enable...
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Running counter to the neglect of the cross in many churches today, Fleming Rutledge examines in detail the motifs used by the New Testament writers to explain its meaning. She also mines patristics, scholasticism, and more recent theology to enable a rich understanding of this pivot of the gospel.
Though the apostle Paul boldly proclaimed "Christ crucified" as the heart of the gospel, Fleming Rutledge notes that preaching about the cross of Christ is remarkably neglected in most churches today. In this book Rutledge addresses the issues and controversies that have caused pastors to speak of the cross only in the most general, bland terms, precluding a full understanding and embrace of the gospel by their congregations.
Countering our contemporary tendency to bypass Jesus' crucifixion, Rutledge in these pages examines in depth all the various themes and motifs used by the New Testament evangelists and apostolic writers to explain the meaning of the cross of Christ. She mines the classical writings of the Church Fathers, the medieval scholastics, and the Reformers as well as more recent scholarship, while bringing them all into contemporary context.
Widely known for her preaching, Rutledge seeks to encourage preachers, teachers, and anyone else interested in what Christians believe to be the central event of world history.
Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest now engaged in a nationwide ministry of preaching and teaching. Her other best-selling books have been widely acclaimed across denominational boundaries and have established her reputation as one of America's finest preachers.
Titles by Fleming Rutledge include Help My Unbelief; The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien's Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings; The Bible and The New York Times; The Seven Last Words from the Cross; The Undoing of Death and Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Sermons from Paul's Letter to the Romans.
Most recently she has produced And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament