A ex-altação da santa Cruz para ex-alt(e)ar a fé

Translated title of the contribution: The ex-altation of the Cross in order to elevate the faith

José Carlos Carvalho*

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To think and to look at the cross we are questioned with the logic behind it. Is it a massacre? A pure death? A penalty? A punishment? A fine? A vindication? A suicide? A conviction? Is it logic? This means one has to look over the cross in order to grasp the significant it signifies or points to. This has been made in different directions in the middle of various theological traditions throughout history. The Reform marked a stand point in the evaluation of the cross to Christian faith. In the Lutheran tradition the cross has been lifted up to the core of Christian faith in order to exalt God’s action. God Himself raised the cross. This sign is only acceptable as a token of His love. That’s why Christians show the cross as the utmost high level of God’s love.
Translated title of the contributionThe ex-altation of the Cross in order to elevate the faith
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)417-433
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Cross
  • Love
  • Elevation
  • Sign
  • Luther
  • Heidegger
  • Modernity
  • Disciples


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