The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology

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Arguably the most powerful of Moltmann's books. The Crucified God is a seminal work on the crucifixion and its significance. The book takes death despair and dreadfulness the dark side of the human condition with total seriousness and relates these to a liberating hope of redemption through divine agony and suffering. Influential for many years, especially with political and liberation theologians, but also much more widely, the book represents a concentrated blast of hard-edged doctrinal reflection and - now reissued with a Preface by the author's leading British interpretor - will continue to inspire upcoming generations who take seriously the life-changing notion that 'God was in Christ.'

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An excellent study on what it means that Jesus didn't just die bit was crucified and why that was crucial to the message he brought to earth. The book is a very difficult to read being dense with jargon and wandering side tangents. Read full review

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The Cross is the cry of victims for justice AND the hunger of perpetrators for a way back from the path of death. Cross represents not only cry of victim. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Eberhard Arnold (1883-1935) studied theology, philosophy, and education and was widely sought as a speaker at student conferences and other gatherings. In 1920, leaving a promising career as a writer and the privileges of upper-middle- class life in Berlin, he moved with his wife and children to Sannerz, a small village in central Germany, where they founded a Christian community on the basis of the Sermon on the Mount.

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