The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World

If Douglas John Hall is right, the gospel has been almost eclipsed by Christian triumphalism. This theology of glory seeks to know God directly through reason, experience the grace of God without suffering, and expand Christendom through pretentious evangelism rather than live the story of the crucified Jesus in the midst of a world in agony.

Hall, emeritus professor of theology at Montreal McGill University, is a well-known, highly regarded and prolific Protestant thinker who has focused on issues of suffering, evil, costly discipleship and the cross of Jesus Christ. Here he draws upon the themes of his earlier books, and relies heavily on such theologians of the cross as Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Jürgen Moltmann.


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