Lent 2019: Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion (8) the Father turns his face away?

We continue our Lenten series on Fleming Rutledge’s outstanding book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ (2015).

In this post we continue within chapter 2 on ‘The Godlessness of the Cross’.

A question for today:  how do you imagine what happens at Jesus’ death between the Father and the Son? Does the ‘Father turn his face away’ from the Son on the cross?

We left off yesterday on how a theology of the cross confronts spiritualities of ‘success’ and ‘triumph’ and ‘glory’.

Rutledge quotes Thomas Smail, an excellent Pentecostal scholar, on the relationship between the Spirit and…

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