Culture and Theology: The Cross and the Lynching Tree

On 19 October 2006, Harvard Divinity School hosted James Cone, Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union


Origen on the Necessity of Proclaiming the Crucifixion

It is necessary, therefore, to the proclamation of Jesus as Christ, that He should be proclaimed as crucified; and the


The Crucifixion of Sinners at the End of the World

I realize that this is a leap, and I really don’t have the time to either defend or attack the


Review: Ancient Jewish and Christian Perceptions of Crucifixion

Note, you can pre-order a copy of a final production here. In the first chapter, Chapman explores the linguistic problem


Why on earth would any follow a Crucified Messiah?

As I was reading Chapman’s Ancient Perceptions of Crucifixion, I came upon this account:


John 19:1-6 – The Scourging of Christ as a Type of the Law

So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on


Latin that makes you think: Excruciating

From wiki (and here): Crucifixion was almost never performed for ritual or symbolic reasons outside of Christianity, but usually to