The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine by Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson
Why did Jesus die? And in what ways did his crucifixion offer redemption to the world?
Those questions, which lie at the heart of Christian faith, remain a pressing concern for theological reflection. What sets this work apart is that the authors -- a Palestinian theologian from Bethlehem and a New Testament scholar from the United States -- explore the meaning of the cross in light of both first and twenty-first century Palestinian contexts. Together, their insights coalesce around themes that expose the divine power of the cross both for Jesus' first followers and for contemporary readers alike.