We continue our Lenten series on Fleming Rutledge’s outstanding book, The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ (2015).
In this post, we begin looking at the major images and themes of how the Bible talks about the cross. First is The Passover and the Exodus.
Rutledge’s main stated concern in these chapters is ‘Will it preach?’ Will it help and guide Christians who wish to deepen their understanding, teaching, social action and personal faith.
As discussed earlier, Rutledge is operating with two broad categories for understanding what the cross achieves:
There is sin and guilt for which atonement…