The Spirituality of the Cross
After a journey of years through a variety of religious experiences and frustrations with mysticism and eastern religions, liberal theology and social justice programs, and several branches of Christianity, Dr. Gene Veith found answers in Christianity and specifically with "the...
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After a journey of years through a variety of religious experiences and frustrations with mysticism and eastern religions, liberal theology and social justice programs, and several branches of Christianity, Dr. Gene Veith found answers in Christianity and specifically with "the first evangelicals (Lutherans)."
For Veith, Christianity is not about a general vague force called God but about "God in the flesh and God on the cross" and why this matters in everyday life. It all "hinges around this one historical faith ... around this mystery of incarnation, atonement, redemption."
He found this "framework big enough to embrace the whole range of human existence, a realistic spirituality."
the Word of God justification by faith means of grace worship theology of the cross vocation the two kingdoms and the church. In The Spirituality of the Cross, the author discusses in detail the biblical views of "the first evangelicals," why and how they satisfy our deep hunger for the spiritual.
The author uses his own spiritual experience as a backdrop to examine what led him to a relationship with God that was rooted and anchored in the Gospel.
Gene Edward Veith, Jr., (Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas) is Director of The Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary. He is the Culture Editor of WORLD MAGAZINE and was formerly Professor of English at Concordia University Wisconsin. He is the author of numerous books, including Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, The Soul Of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Spirituality of the Cross: The Way of the First Evangelicals, and God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life.Postmodern Times received a Christianity Today Book Award as one of the top 25 religious books of 1994. He was named Concordia's Adult Learning Teacher of the Year in 1993 and received the Faculty Laureate Award as outstanding faculty member in 1994. He was a Salvatori Fellow with the Heritage Foundation in 1994-1995 and is a Senior Fellow with the Capital Research Center. He was given the layman's 2002 Robert D. Preus Award by the Association of Confessional Lutherans as "Confessional Lutheran of the Year."