Between Cross and Resurrection: A Theology of Holy Saturday

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jun 20, 2003 - Religion - 490 pages
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For much of Christian history the church has given no place to Holy Saturday in its liturgy or worship. Yet the space dividing Calvary and the Garden may be the best place from which to reflect on the meaning of Christ's death and resurrection. This superb work by the late Alan Lewis develops on a grand scale and in great detail a theology of Holy Saturday.The first comprehensive theology of Holy Saturday ever written, Between Cross and Resurrectionshows that at the center of the biblical story and the church's creed lies a three-day narrative. Lewis explores the meaning of Holy Saturday -- the restless day of burial and waiting -- from the perspectives of narrative (hearing the story), doctrine (thinking the story), and ethics (living the story). Along the way he visits as many spiritual themes as possible in order to demonstrate the range of topics that take on fresh meaning when viewed from the vantage point of Holy Saturday.Between Cross and Resurrection is not only incisive and elegantly written, but it is also a uniquely moving work deeply rooted in Christian experience. While writing this book Lewis experienced his own Holy Saturday in suffering from and finally succumbing to cancer. He considered Between Cross and Resurrection to be the culmination of his life's work.
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
HEARING THE STORY
7
The Easter Saturday Story
9
On the Boundary between Yesterday and Tomorrow
43
God in the Grave?
69
The Word Incarnate and Interred
103
THINKING THE STORY
131
Gods Union with the Buried One Doctrine Safeguards Story
133
From Gods Passion to Gods Death
197
LIVING THE STORY
259
Living the Story in World History
261
Living the Story in Contemporary Society
331
Living the Story in Personal Life
403
Epilogue
463
Index
467
Copyright

Gods Election of the Grave Story in Reform of Doctrine
163

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Page 4 - I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.
Page 1 - Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden ; and in the garden a new tomb wherein was never man yet laid. There then because of the Jews' Preparation (for the tomb was nigh at hand) they laid Jesus.

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