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Friday, April 10, 2009

Dead. Jesus is dead.


"These words, 'Father into your hands I commit my spirit,' are every bit as frightening as Jesus' prior cry of abandonment. Jesus is not comforting himself, he is gesturing to the Father that he is ready to face the final work that only Jesus can do.

...This is the real and specific death of Jesus, the Saviour of all that has been, is, and is to come, who submits to death by our hands - 'having said this he breathed his last.' Dead. Jesus is dead."
- Stanley Hauerwas, Cross Shattered Christ, p96

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