Carving and Comments on the Cross

Kenyan Carving to Ponder

Benson Ndaka

St Andrew's College, Kabare, Kenya

Comments to Ponder

Jürgen Moltmann

The Crucified God (London: SCM Press, 1974)

Christians who do not have the feeling that they must flee the crucified Christ have probably not yet understood him in a sufficiently radical way. (p38)

When the crucified Jesus is called the 'image of the invisible God', the meaning is that this is God and God is like this. God is not greater than he is in this humiliation. God is not more glorious that he is in this self-surrender. God is not more powerful than he is in this helplessness. God is not more divine than he is in this humanity. (p205)

The Son suffers dying, the Father suffers the death of the Son. The grief of the Father here is just as important as the death of the Son. The Fatherlessness of the Son is matched by the Sonlessness of the Father, and if God has constituted himself as the Father of Jesus Christ, then he also suffers the death of his Fatherhood in the death of the Son. (p243)

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