Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More On the Cross from Moltmann (Hey, Give Me A Break, It's Holy Week)

Ultimately it is not historical criticism which calls unto question every church christology and every humanist Jesuology, but the cross. He who proclaimed that the kingdom was near died abandoned by God. He who anticipated the future of God in miracles and in casting out demons died helpless on the cross. He who revealed the righteousness of God with an authority greater than Moses died according to the provision of the law as a blasphemer. He who spread the love of God in his fellowship with the poor and the sinners met his end between two criminals on the cross. Thus in the end the basic problem and the starting point of christology is the scandal and the folly of the cross. (The Crucified God, pg. 125)

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