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 contribution
|The ex-altation of the Cross in order to elevate the faith
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2014