The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective

By Anna M. Madsen

The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective

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  • ISBN: 9781597528351
  • Pages: 274
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
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The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective

By Anna M. Madsen

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  • ISBN: 9781597528351
  • Pages: 274
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $29.00
Web Price: $23.20
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  • ISBN: 9781597528351
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  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
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About-

The theology of the cross is indisputably a trendy concept today. Numerous seminars, books, and dissertations tackle the topic. But The Theology of the Cross in Historical Perspective demonstrates that theology of the cross is no passing fancy. Theologies of the cross appear at the beginnings of the church, in the sixteenth-century reformations of the church, and in the more contemporary modernization of the church. Without theologies of the cross, what the church is called to be and to preach becomes unclear. So then, what is the theology of the cross?

Anna Madsen surveys the theology of the cross in the thinking of Paul and Luther. She also outlines several important twentieth-century contributions to the subject. On the basis of her analysis, Madsen suggests that the theology of the cross reveals God to be found even in death. In death, after all, boundaries disappear. The theology of the cross assures Christians that God is present in the death of sin and in the realities of suffering and uncertainty. Given that it announces God's presence, the theology of the cross is ultimately a theology of grace, freedom, and trust.

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Anna M. Madsen

Bio(s)-

Anna Madsen is a freelance theologian through OMG: Center for Theological Conversation, providing a space for laity and clergy, individuals or groups, to ask sustained questions about God and the intersection of faith and life. She consults, she blogs, and she offers presentations tailored to the specific context of the group.

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