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Crucifixion (Facets) Paperback – September 1, 1977
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The great reversal of God's Son crucified and this is good news? is a scandal to the natural mind of humankind.
Hengel shows these two aspects well, carefully documented his sources from ancient history and Scripture.
The theology of the cross vs. that of glory is reflected in this theologian's writing, e.g. "The heart of the Christian message, which Paul described as the 'word of the cross' (logos tou staurou--transliterating the Greek), ran counter not only to Roman political thinking, but to the whole ethos of religion in ancient times and in particular to the ideas of God held by educated people."
Still true today. This is excellent reference for your shelf, also try and obtain Paul Maier's "In Fullness of Time," and Eric Kiehl's "The Passion of Our Lord."
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Just what I was hoping for: not too theological but also not too technical in its historical side. I was able to track and follow the authors train of thought and find out why... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael Roth
In his recent book Zealot, Reza Aslan states that all you need to know about the historical Jesus is stated in the manner in which he died — by crucifixion. Read morePublished 8 months ago by The Peripatetic Reader
No doubt - Hengel's short book is still the best study on the worst form of capital punishment used by many ancient Mediterranean civilizations, including Persians and Romans. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Robert Widdowson
A scholarly masterpiece on a difficult subject. Puts into perspective NatGeo programs on the cruel, debasing forms of execution.Published 12 months ago by Harvey
Martin Hengel was one of the best scholars out there in the field and is a valuable resource still five years after his death. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nick Peters
I read this book on the recommendation by Bill O'Reiley .It was very interesting of the history of that time and could not believe how human beings could be so barberic and have... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Charlie
The Book was in good shape and arrived on time. It is the most definitive work on the crucifixion, if you do research you will find it referenced in most articles and other works... Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. D. Fowler