The Cross And The Lynching Tree

Author: James H. Cone
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 160833001X
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A landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America. "They put him to death by hanging him on a tree." Acts 10:39 The cross and the lynching tree are the two most emotionally charged symbols in the history of the African American community. In this powerful new work, theologian James H. Cone explores these symbols and their interconnection in the history and souls of black folk. Both the cross and the lynching tree represent the worst in human beings and at the same time a thirst for life that refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning. While the lynching tree symbolized white power and "black death," the cross symbolizes divine power and "black life" God overcoming the power of sin and death. For African Americans, the image of Jesus, hung on a tree to die, powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them, even in the suffering of the lynching era. In a work that spans social history, theology, and cultural studies, Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blues; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B. Well, and the witness of black artists, writers, preachers, and fighters for justice. And he remembers the victims, especially the 5,000 who perished during the lynching period. Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injustice.

The Cross Of Christ

Author: John Stott
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830866361
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The work of a lifetime, from one of the world's most influential thinkers, about the heart of the Christian faith. "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 dialogue 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.

The Cross

Author: Robin M. Jensen
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674088808
Size: 64.55 MB
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The cross stirs intense feelings among Christians and non-Christians alike. Robin Jensen takes readers on an intellectual and spiritual journey through the 2,000-year evolution of the cross as idea and artifact, illuminating the controversies and forms of devotion this central symbol of Christianity inspires.

The Cradle The Cross And The Crown

Author: Andreas J. Köstenberger
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805443657
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An all-new comprehensive introduction to the New Testament, paying close attention to the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the biblical text.

Under Crescent And Cross

Author: Mark R. Cohen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691010823
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Did Muslims and Jews in the Middle Ages cohabit in a peaceful "interfaith utopia?" Or were Jews under Muslim rule persecuted, much as they were in Christian lands? Rejecting both polemically charged "myths," Mark Cohen offers a systematic comparison of Jewish life in medieval Islam and Christendom--the first in-depth explanation of why medieval Islamic-Jewish relations, though not utopic, were less confrontational and violent than those between Christians and Jews in the West.

The Cross

Author: George Willard Benson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486149706
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Facts, legends, customs, and superstitions related to Christianity's most prominent symbol appear in this unique book. In simple, direct language, the author describes the cross's many forms and uses. 27 black-and-white illustrations.

Card Cross And Jones Criminal Law

Author: Jill Molloy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198753098
Size: 80.11 MB
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With a reputation for being one of the very best introductory texts on the substantive criminal law in England and Wales, Card, Cross and Jones Criminal Law remains a firm favourite with lecturers and students alike. Carefully developed coverage ensures that this textbook will support studentsthroughout their study, helping to advance their understanding of the key principles governing criminal law. Designed for use on undergraduate courses and graduate diplomas in law, discussion of case law as well as hypothetical examples and key point summaries guide students through thetechnicalities of this fascinating area of law. Online Resource Centre:An Online Resource Centre providing web links and detailed updates at least twice a year to help students keep pace with all the latest developments in criminal law.

Final Words

Author: Adam Hamilton
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426746806
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In "24 Hours That Changed the World," Hamilton took readers on a Lenten journey through the last day of Jesus' life. Now, in his inspiring follow-up book, Hamilton examines Christ's dying hours and his final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross.

The Cross In Christian Tradition

Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809140008
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For the past two thousand years, the cross has been a powerful symbol of the Christian faith and an anchor of its symbol system. In this volume, a group of distinguished scholars delves into the theologies and spiritualities of the cross at select moments in the tradition. They examine biblical texts and commentaries, lectionaries, liturgical poetry, sermons, and theological spiritual treatises in: Paul, the early liturgy, Origen, Augustine and Bonaventure. Each chapter provides a window into how particular contexts influenced the interpretation of the cross and how the cross functioned in each unique historical moment. Originally presented at Saint Mary's College, these papers offer a fresh and distinctive approach to the literature on the cross. The authors' historical perspective points to the tradition as a transforming agent for theology and spirituality today.