Crucifixion Paperback

In the Ancient World and the Folly of the Message of the Cross

by Martin Hengel;

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In a comprehensive and detailed survey on its remarkably widespread employment in the Roman empire, Dr. Hengel examines the way in which "the most vile death of the cross" was regarded in the Greek-speaking world and particularly in Roman-occupied Palestine.
His conclusions bring out more starkly than ever the offensiveness of the Christian message: Jesus not only died an unspeakably cruel death, he underwent the most contemptible abasement that could be imagined. So repugnant was the gruesome reality, that a natural tendency prevails to blunt, remove, or deomesticate its scandalous impact. Yet any discussion of a "theology of the cross" must be preceded by adequate comprehension of both the nature and extent of this scandal.

Crucifixion by Martin Hengel was published by Augsburg Fortress Publishers in September 1977 and is our 54213th best seller. The ISBN for Crucifixion is 9780800612689.

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Details for Crucifixion

Page last updated 19th July 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherAugsburg Fortress Publishers (September 1977)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages112
Thickness10 mm
Height210 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code1158453
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