Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus (La croix est un scandale)
Many Christians accept that the cross of Christ is a central part of the gospel of salvation fulfilled in Christ. And this is true. But it is less common to grasp its full scandalous dimension. This very special crucified one should never have been so if there had been only men in the running. Behind the cross is the shadow of its greatest actor - God himself. This is why it is followed by the glorious certainty of the resurrection.
Don Carson is a renowned and accomplished theologian, but he also knows how to speak with freshness to the heart of the “ordinary” Christian. In this book, he shows with great finesse and sensitivity what God was doing in the event of the cross. He explains the fundamental meaning of this sacrifice and how this divine triumph has enriching eschatological implications for today.
It examines the amazing resurrection of Lazarus, a parable of another far more sublime resurrection. It reveals the dynamics that carry the message of salvation to the ends of the earth and to the end of the age.
This book is misleading. Behind the remarkable ease of reading lies a tremendous amount of biblical reflection, scholarship and faithfulness. As you close it, the reader is sure to wonder, "Why haven't I seen this before? "
Donald Carson - Of Canadian origin, he is professor of the New Testament at the Trinity Evangelical Theological Institute, near Chicago. He is also a Doctor of New Testament Philosophy (Cambridge) and considered one of today's earliest theologians. He gives conferences all over the world and in French-speaking Europe. A prolific author, several of his books have been translated into French, notably In the intimacy of Jesus published by Europresse.
Table of contents
The ironies of the cross
The central point of the Bible
The astonishing triumph of a slain lamb
A miracle full of surprises
Doubts about the reality of the resurrection
Original title : Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus
Author : DA Carson
Publisher : Europresse
Publication : June 2015
Pages : 176
Weight : 212 g
ISBN : 9782914562683
Format : paperback