The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

by Fleming Rutledge

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802875341
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 696
Sales rank: 70,075
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author


Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest widely recognized in North America and the UK as a preacher, lecturer, and teacher of other preachers. Her published sermon collections, most recently And God Spoke to Abraham: Preaching from the Old Testament, have received acclaim across denominational lines. Among her other books are The Bible and The New York Times, Not Ashamed of the Gospel: Sermons from Paul’s Letter to the Romans, and The Battle for Middle-earth: Tolkien’s Divine Design in The Lord of the Rings.

Table of Contents

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xxi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Crucifixion

1 The Primacy of the Cross 41

2 The Godlessness of the Cross 72

3 The Question of justice 106

Bridge Chapter: Anselm Reconsidered for Our Time 146

4 The Gravity of Sin 167

Part 2 The Biblical Motifs

Introduction to Part 2: Motifs of the Crucifixion 207

5 The Passover and the Exodus 214

6 The Blood Sacrifice 232

7 Ransom and Redemption 284

8 The Great Assize 303

9 The Apocalyptic War: Christus Victor 348

10 The Descent into Hell 395

11 The Substitution 462

12 Recapitulation 536

Conclusion: Condemned into Redemption: The Rectification of the Ungodly 571

Bibliography 613

Index of Names 636

Index of Subjects 644

Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature 661

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