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"I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross...In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world—a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war.

Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and...

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"I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross...In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world—a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war.

Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today?

Now from one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross. At the cross Stott finds the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed.

More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialog with Christian theology and the twentieth century. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission.

Destined to be a classic study of the center of our faith, Stott's work is the product of a uniquely gifted pastor, scholar and Christian statesman. His penetrating insight, charitable scholarship and pastoral warmth are guaranteed to feed both heart and mind.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780877849988
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1986
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 383
  • Product dimensions: 6.74 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages.

Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2006 Edition Preface to the Original Edition AbbreviationsI. Approaching the Cross
1. The Centrality of the Cross
2. Why Did Christ Die?
3. Looking Below the SurfaceII. The Heart of the Cross
4. The Problem of Forgiveness
5. Satisfaction for Sin
6. Self-Substitution of GodIII. The Achievement of the Cross
7. The Salvation of Sinners
8. The Revelation of God
9. The Conquest of EvilIV. Living Under the Cross
10. The Community of Celebration
11. Self-Understanding and Self-Giving
12. Loving Our Enemies
13. Suffering and Glory Conclusion: The Pervasive Influence of the Cross Study Guide Bibliography Name Index Subject Index Scripture Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    The power of the Cross

    In a world where Christians are challenged to demonstrate the uniqueness of Jesus and the power of the gospel, we are forced to say that the weakness of God is greater than the strength of men, and the foolishness of God is greater than the wisdom of man. John Stott tells us that Christ's uniqueness, indeed the uniqueness of the Christian Faith lies in the death of Christ on the cross as substitionary sacrifice for sin. Stott lays the importance of this event by examining Old Testament prescedent, demonstrating human need, and pondering the idea held by Christians that God Himself died on a cross. A challenging book that gets to the point of Christian thought, faith, and grace. A must read for everyone who ever had questions about the cross and God's grace.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2009

    Excellent Book for Faith and Education

    Stott's book is written from a solid perspective and requires some thought to read but worth the effort. It is a good choice for a discussion group for an ongoing class or meeting group.

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