The Crucifixion of Jesus: History, Myth, Faith

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Fortress Press - 228 pàgines
What was crucifixion? Why was Jesus of Nazareth executed and what really happened? Gerard Sloyan begins with history and traces the development of the New Testament accounts of Jesus' death. He shows how Jesus' death came to be seen as sacrificial and how the evolving understandings of Jesus' death affected those who suffered most from it - the Jews. He then traces the emergence and development - in theology, liturgy, literature, art - of the conviction that Jesus' death was redemptive, as seen both in soteriological theory from Tertullian to Anselm, in the Reformation and modern eras, and in more popular religious responses to the crucifixion. Especially fascinating is the story of the emergence of a distinct "Passion piety" that still characterizes the West. In all this Sloyan detects the separation of the cross from Jesus' life and resurrection, allowing the mythicizing of an event too large for mere words to handle: the mystery of the cross.
 

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Crucifixion and Why Jesus Was Sentenced to It
9
How Jesus Death Came to Be Seen as Sacrificial and Redemptive
45
Patristic Attribution or Jesus Death to the Jews
72
Theories or Expiation and Satisfaction From Tertuilian to Anselm and Beyond
98
The Popular Passion Piety or the Catholic West
123
Modern Soteriological Thinking Cross Creation and Universal Redemption
145
Piety Centered on Jesus Sufferings
165
A Variety or Responses to a Crucified Redeemer
186
Conclusion
212
Index or MT LXX and Vulgate Canons
218
Index or Authors
223
Index of Subjects and Persons
225
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Pàgina 11 - Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death...
Pàgina 10 - About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who wrought surprising feats and was a teacher of such people as accept the truth gladly. He won over many Jews and many of the Greeks.
Pàgina 13 - ... must not leave his body on the tree overnight. Be sure to bury him that same day, because anyone who is hung on a tree is under God's curse.

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