Why Did Jesus Have to Die?
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About "Why Did Jesus Have to Die?"
For many people, the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans is just another tragic fact of history - a cruel travesty of justice, perhaps, but nothing more. But for Christians the death of Jesus has a much deeper and far-reaching significance. Jane Williams examines the reasons why Jesus' death was seen by his first followers as nothing less than the demonstration of God's love for his creation, and the means by which we all can find forgiveness and redemption, both now and in the world to come.
Meet the Author
Jane Williams was born in India, one of five sisters, and read Theology at Cambridge University before going on to work in theological publishing and education.
She has published, amongst other things, Bread, Wine and Women (with Sue Dowell); Perfect Freedom, Lectionary Reflections; Approaching Christmas and, more recently, Approaching Easter. She has also written a Sunday readings column for the Church Times.
Jane now works as a Visiting Lecturer at King's College London, as a Lecturer at the St Paul's Theological Centre, and for Redemptorist Publications.
Jane and Rowan (Archbishop of Canterbury) have been married since 1981 and together they have a son and a daughter.