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 (11) on The Substitution.
Who would you say is the ‘blame’ for the cross? Who is ultimately responsible?
Towards the end of the chapter Rutledge asks key questions about the cross:
“Who is acting in the world to reconcile humanity to God and human beings to one another, and who as the active agent in the crucifixion of Jesus? These two question are related. Here in the context of the substitution motif, the…