4 edition of History Of The Cross Of Christ found in the catalog.
July 25, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||108|
Dr Stott in this wonderful book, "The Cross of Christ" gives a superb biblical exposition on this important topic. The first few chapters are slow, but once you get into the fourth chapter to the end, then it is thought provoking and biblically sound, especially the chapter on "the self-substitution of God".5/5(1). The cross is enduring proof of God’s love against those times when we may be tempted to doubt it. (And this is the answer to the “problem of pain.”) Jesus’ death on the cross gives us a model of self-sacrificial love – Mt. ; Eph.
Yet many people are unclear about its meaning, and cannot understand why Christ had to die. In this magisterial and best-selling book, John Stott explains the significance of Christ’s cross and answers the objections commonly brought against biblical teaching on the atonement. John Stott’s modern classic is as sharp and pertinent as ever it 5/5(5). Stott's, The Cross of Christ, is a very good book but not always an easy read. Stott provides a detailed examination of the meaning of the cross and God's sacrifice and explores how that should impact the believer's life. Read full review. LibraryThing Review User Review - jimmoz - /5(18).
The Crucifixion of Jesus is the cornerstone of the Christian faith. All of Scripture leads up to this pinnacle moment in the history of humanity. Here is a summary of the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross and facts about His death. The short opening chapter, concerned with the external historical conditions, does not presume to be more than an introductory sketch; and the last three chapters on the meaning of the Cross for the early Church also comprise a relatively small section of the book.
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It is an outstanding exposition of scriptural truth. I believe we must saturate the churches across the world with the central truth of The Cross of Christ. Once again as a call for the history of Christianity, a fresh generation of young followers of Jesus Christ need to understand the cross of Christ.
Many are weak and some are even childish spiritually for not understanding the work of the cross/5(). History of the cross of Christ [William Rounseville Alger] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
This book was digitized and reprinted from the collections of the University of California Libraries. It was produced from digital images created through the libraries’ mass digitization efforts. Although it’s only been around 25 years since first published, The Cross of Christ has already been recognized as a Christian classic.
It was on my list of Christian classic to-reads, along with older authors as Athanasius, Augustine, and Luther/5. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.
History of the cross of Christ by Alger, William Rounseville, Publication date Topics Crosses, Holy Cross Publisher Boston: American Unitarian Association CollectionPages: The Cross of Christ, written by John Stott (who just went to be with the Lord at the age of 90 this past July), is a superb presentation of what Christ has done for us on the cross.
This work deserves careful study, with the promise of great reward by way of increased awe and wonder at the Cross of Christ. There is no evidence that for the first years after Christ’s death, those claiming to be Christians used the cross in worship. In the fourth century, however, pagan Emperor Constantine became a convert to apostate Christianity and promoted the cross as its symbol.
Greek scholar Vine then mentions the Chaldean origin of the two-piece cross and how it was adopted from the pagans by Christendom in the third century C.E. as a symbol of Christ’s impalement.” Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words,Vol. 1, p. The twenty-seven books of the New Testament proclaim, verify and often assume the history of Jesus Christ 1.
The books of the New Testament – ie. the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the book of Acts, and the letters of the Apostles have all been dated to between 40 A.D.
and A.D. by most scholars — within one or two generations of the life of Jesus. The History Of The Cross: The Pagan Origin And Idolatrous Adoption And Worship Of The Image, was published in and examines the connection between Christian and Pagan symbols. The author is apparently really against what he sees as object worship and tells us why we shouldn't do it.
the history of the cross and its use by the christian church. In a man by the name of John Denham Parsons wrote a book on the history of the cross. Since he had been a young man several questions regarding the cross had puzzled him and when he was older he determined to try and and answer them for himself.
Stott's, The Cross of Christ, is a very good book but not always an easy read. Stott provides a detailed examination of the meaning of the cross and God's sacrifice and explores how that should impact the believer's life. Read full review.
LibraryThing Review User Review - jimmoz - LibraryThing/5(17). History shows that the cross was used centuries before Christ. For example, in the British Museum is a statue of the Assyrian king Samsi-Vul, son of Shalmaneser.
Around his neck is an almost perfect Maltese cross. On an accompanying figure, that of Ashur-nasir-pal, is a similar cross. The ancient Greek goddess Diana is pictured with a cross. In his book De Corona, written inTertullian tells how it was already a tradition for Christians to trace repeatedly on their foreheads the sign of the cross.
The crucifix, a cross upon which an image of Christ is present, is not known to have been used until the 6th century AD. The first chapter of this book is titled “The Centrality of the Cross.” Here Stott seeks to prove that the cross is worthy of a place of centrality in the Christian faith, both as a symbol and as a central doctrine.
To do this he offers a survey of early church history, of the life of Jesus and of the ministries of the Apostles. Stott’s book begins by making a passionate argument for the centrality of the cross to the Christian gospel.
Then he explores the reasons for the crucifixion, and while describing many “images” of atonement, he zeros in on Christ as a substitutionary sacrifice to satisfy both the holiness and love of God.
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.5/5(3). According to the book Babylon Mystery Religion, the cross originated among the ancient Babylonians of Chaldea.
From there, it spread to ancient China, India, Mexico, parts of Africa and other places, centuries before Christianity was born. Stott begins the first section by showing prominence of the cross throughout Christian history. He shows that the early church used it as a sign and symbol, and the apostles made it central in their preaching.
These things became so 5/5(5). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages.
Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women/5(12). In the Latin-speaking traditions of Western Europe, the story of the pre-Christian origins of the True Cross was well established by the 13th century when, init was recorded by Jacopo de Voragine, Bishop of Genoa, in the Golden Legend.
Tree of Mercy [ edit ] The Golden Legend contains several versions of the origin of the True Cross. Cross, the principal symbol of the Christian religion, recalling the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the redeeming benefits of his Passion and death. The cross is thus a sign both of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians.
In ceremonial usage, making a sign of the cross may be, according to the context, an act of profession of faith, a prayer, a dedication, or a benediction.The Importance Of The Cross “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians KJV In the context of this verse, Paul is presenting the antidote to contentions and divisions among God’s people.
He has been setting forth.Jesus Christ died on a wooden cross in the month Nisan in A.D. He died because some Jewish leaders plotted to pressure Pontius Pilate, the governor of Judea, to put Him to death by crucifixion (Matthew; Luke ). The Roman soldiers had already beaten him and placed a crown of thorns on his head (John ).