Hans-Helmar Auel (Ed.)
Gott am Kreuz
Gottesdienste zum Leben und Sterben Jesu
Mit einer Einführung von Eduard Lohse
1. Edition 2012
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Dienst am Wort -
How can we imagine and interpret the death of Jesus on the cross? This volume contains eight different interpretations from well-known theologians worked into sermons and a possible church service.
Those of us who are searching for a gentle God are sometimes confronted with a strange, dark God. That was always the case. Even Paul had the experience that the mention of the cross was felt by some to be pure nuisance and folly. Even today the basic tenet of the Christian message, salvation through the death of Jesus, meets with massive resistance. How can we approach the meaning of the death of Jesus? Eight different interpretations of renowned theologians such as Werner H. Schmidt, Lukas Bormann and Dietrich-Alex Koch address this question based on the Gospel texts. In addition, Hans-Helmar Auel works each interpretation into a fitting sermon and a possible church service. Eduard Lohse in his Foreword gives us his own understanding of salvation through Jesus´ death.