Betrayal

Betrayal

by Robert P. Ericksen
     
 

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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629311
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Crucifixion and Why Jesus Was Sentenced to It9
2How Jesus' Death Came to Be Seen as Sacrificial and Redemptive45
3Patristic Attribution of Jesus' Death to the Jews72
4Theories of Expiation and Satisfaction: From Tertullian to Anselm and Beyond98
5The Popular Passion Piety of the Catholic West123
6Modern Soteriological Thinking: Cross, Creation, and Universal Redemption145
7Piety Centered on Jesus' Sufferings165
8A Variety of Responses to a Crucified Redeemer186
Conclusion212
Index of MT, LXX and Vulgate Canons218
Index of Authors223
Index of Subjects and Persons225

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