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Fleming Rutledge- The Crucifixion

Fleming Rutledge and Justification

Fleming Rutledge – The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Eerdmans, 2015.

This is a good time for the church – there are many women doing great work in theology at the moment. 1,324 more words

Book Review

Bonhoeffer's Theology of the Cross

Bonhoeffer’s theology is a modern version of Luther’s theology of the cross. It is not merely a slavishly reworked version but constitutes a highly original contribution to the conversation that captures both the essential elements and the heart of Luther’s theology and makes it relevant for today. 571 more words



Alister McGrath continues his glowing epitome of Luther’s thought: “Whereas worldly wisdom deals with visible things—and hence can call upon the evidence of sense-perception in support of its conclusions—faith is denied this possibility” (p. 751 more words

The Atonement


Luther taught that human wisdom takes offense at the Cross.  Very well, yet was the Resurrection not wise, or at least was it not perfectly designed to neutralize such offense? 1,405 more words

The Atonement


Luther passed his new baton to his celebrated colleague at Wittenberg, Philip Melanthchon, who ran with it to the finish line: “forensic” justification.  This, as we can now see in retrospect, was simply code for “penal,” thus effectively stripping justice of its integral bi-polarity and one-sidedly reducing any saving virtue to an exclusively punitive necessity. 880 more words

The Atonement


According to this reading, the “Gift of God” is simply the Holy Spirit of promise, not “faith in Christ” (fides Christi) per se. And, in fact, the biblical vocabulary overwhelmingly conforms to this expectation. 1,291 more words

The Atonement

"THEOLOGIA RESURRECTIS": The Path Not Taken by the Protestant Reformation...and the Consequences

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Since today is Reformation Sunday—the Sunday before Reformation Day, October 31st, when Martin Luther posted his historic “Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences“—I have decided to post, over the next five days, the results of my recent study concerning the theologia crucis (theology of the Cross) that Martin Luther inaugurated. 1,264 more words

The Atonement