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the cross shows God working primarily through suffering,
This review is from: The Power of the Cross: The Death of Christ and the Meaning of Power in Paul, Luther and Pascal (Biblical & Theological Monographs) (Paperback)
Graham Tomlin's doctoral thesis shows how the cross demonstrates that God works primarily through suffering not overtly glorious events. Through the apostle Paul, Luther and Pascal Tomlin demonstrates that this focus on suffering and 'bringing low' rather than glorifying and 'raising high' is key to God's work in Christ and in our lives now. 'Glorifying and raising high' only comes after the 'suffering and brining low' as is shown so profoundly through the cross and resurrection. Tomlin's volume is written in predominantly theological terms and is somewhat difficult for a non-theologian to grasp - without doubt Tomlin should write a sequel for the general reader in the same way that Alistair McGrath has done for his research volumes. Even so with a bit of background knowledge anyone can get a tremendous amount from this important work.
The Power of the Cross: The Death of Christ and the Meaning of Power in Paul, Luther and Pascal (Biblical & Theological Monographs)(1 customer review)