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Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross epub

by Vitor Westhelle


Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross epub

ISBN: 0800638956

ISBN13: 978-0800638955

Author: Vitor Westhelle

Category: Bibles

Subcategory: Theology

Language: English

Publisher: Fortress Press; 51070th edition (October 18, 2006)

Pages: 180 pages

ePUB book: 1678 kb

FB2 book: 1896 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 226

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14 quotes from Vitor Westhelle: 'The kingdom is nearby, adjacent to our own reality, present, yet veiled in the boundaries we avoid, and in the margins . Vitor Westhelle, The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross.

14 quotes from Vitor Westhelle: 'The kingdom is nearby, adjacent to our own reality, present, yet veiled in the boundaries we avoid, and in the margins we protect ourselves from. So there is no riddle.

Scandalous God, the PB book. I found the first five chapters especially useful

Scandalous God, the PB book. I found the first five chapters especially useful. Westhelle uses a good range of references and sources from North America, Latin America, and Western Europe to broaden questions beyond how I usually see them addressed.

For Westhelle the Cross is the lived reality of hell and darkness. Westhelle will not allow his readers to escape the Cross. But, he argues, life is not only the abyss. There are also unexpected signs of light and life within the darkness.

3 quotes from Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross: ‘Christ is everywhere, closer to everything . the justice of Christ breaks in and fragments the systems of the world, its philosophy, ecclesial structures legal rules–in short, the earthly economies and regimes.

3 quotes from Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross: ‘Christ is everywhere, closer to everything created than these things are to themse. Vitor Westhelle, Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross. tags: gospel, justification,. Like a marginal man condemned to death on the cross is Lord. tags: scandal, the-cross.

in the Greek wording of the Nicene Creed.

we confess God to be literally the "poet of heaven and earth" (poieten ouranou kai ges). Jesus suffered because he named the cause of suffering, the law that kills ― Vitor Westhelle, The Scandalous God: The Use and Abuse of the Cross

Westhelle repeatedly uncovers the evasions - personal . A rich and detailed examination of the historical and theological dimensions of the Cross A passionate argument for the relevance of the Cross today.

Westhelle repeatedly uncovers the evasions - personal,. ISBN13:9780800638955. Release Date:October 2006.

A timely, provocative, and creative book!" –

A timely, provocative, and creative book!" – Carter Lindberg, Emeritus, Boston University School of Theology " – Mary M. Solberg, Gustavus Adolphus College

Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross. Westhelle is a fascinating modern Lutheran theologian for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that he himself teaches and lives in multiple geographical locations

Scandalous God, the PB: The Use and Abuse of the Cross. Westhelle is a fascinating modern Lutheran theologian for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that he himself teaches and lives in multiple geographical locations. He is from the global South (Argentina) teaches in the new West (Chicago) and the old West (Denmark), and is fully conversant in the theological traditions of all three locales. In this sense, although this book is thoroughly theological, it is also, on another level, completely autobiographical. The basic thesis of the book is that liminal space, choratic spaces between spaces, are places of judgment.

* A rich and detailed examination of the historical and theological dimensions of the Cross
I love to be challenged and have my personal theology stretched. This book certainly did just that! This wasn't an easy read but I appreciate the research that was done by the author.
Victor Westhelle's book is based on an interesting idea: the cross is scandalous because it subverts our expectations of who God should be. However, his message is lost amidst countless unnecessary examples and muddled by other rambling theological explorations. A good editing would have increased this book's theological value.
I am not analyzing the book here, I just want to balance another review posted about this book. With all due respect, the reviewer that said this is not a good book because of its deepness should rethink and appreciate the book for this very reason. The book is well written with deep, but accessible, historical, theological, and philosophical analysis. It certainly requires some background knowledge about early Christianity, theological and philosophical terms and concepts, and literature devices. In it, you will find quotations and references to Garcia Marquez, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and many others; popular cultures are also used to exemplify the author's ideas. Therefore, if you are looking for an intelligent approach of Jesus' crucifixion get this book and read it!
I find Dr. Westhelle's analysis of the cross and its place in our lives, history, and the symbolic metaphors which it portrays to be an interesting read with a variety of view points that enhance one's ability to actually look at the question of one's understanding of the cross and its real part in the actual salvation of humankind. I believe that he embraces the fact that the cross itself has more to do with the radical life of Jesus versus the salvation of humankind. This should have everyone asking the question if Jesus were to die a death in any other way than the cross would that affect our salvation? Is the cross essential for salvation?? This is definitely a thought provoking book and is an easy read with well informed resources and supplemental inserts from a variety of other authors that keep the flow of the book and its informational sources at a peak. I recommend this as a read for any seminarian, Pastor, or theologian just to open the door to the cross for them.
I purchased this book for my AmazonKindle. The title is what attracted me. I am an educated minister and have read many books on the subject of the cross as I believe it is the most important subject in the church of Christ. But I am sorry that I have to say that this book is so difficult to understand that I finally had to give up reading it.

I'm not sure what audience the author was targeting for such an important subject, but there is no doubt that it was not your average layman. I was so looking forward to what the title suggested but having to hack through the jungle of vocabulary that required constant use of a dictionary and inundated with highbrow intellectualism, I felt lost and unsure of any point. There were moments when I thought we actually landed on a path that was going to take us somewhere only to be engulfed again in the thickness of cerebral elucidation and seeing how many compound words can be fit into a single sentence.

I do not write this to hurt or offend the author but only to state that I think he missed an opportunity to reach the masses with a subject that should be on the minds of every believer today. I get frustrated with books written by professors because I believe that many of them fall into the temptation of trying to impress their own colleagues with their in-depth knowledge, that the book ends up being useless to us commoners. If this book was not intended to be read by the masses, it should have been. The title alone is worth discussion. Obviously, nothing can be done about it now, but I am disappointed that I spent the money.