Hanging by a Thread: The Questions of the Cross (Paperback)

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Hanging by a Thread: The Questions of the Cross (Paperback)


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This brilliant series of theological reflections from internationally known scholar and Anglican cleric Samuel Wells reflects on the challenges of our understanding of Christ's crucifixion that arise today using contemporary ideas in history, biblical studies, and philosophy. Wells deals with such questions as: "Does the improbability of one event having significance for everything, everywhere, for all time leave our faith hanging by a thread?" "Does the possibility that elements of the story did not actually happen leave our Christian heritage hanging by a thread?" "Does the history of persecution that flowed from the classical belief that the Jews were responsible for Jesus' death leave our morality hanging by a thread?"

After reflecting upon six biblical stories, Wells discovers that the cross has an enduring power to shape how we live, how we relate to one another, and how we allow ourselves to be enfolded in God's story.
SAMUEL WELLS is Vicar of St. Martin in the Fields, London, and the author of many acclaimed books. Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom, Wells served as Dean of the Chapel and Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780898699777
ISBN-10: 0898699770
Publisher: Church Publishing
Publication Date: November 17th, 2017
Pages: 72
Language: English