Christian Solidarity in the Cross of Christ
In an age of feel-good Christianity, it is perhaps counter-intuitive to stress the cross of Jesus, let alone to insist that it is the indispensable key to Christianity's global future. Yet, far from hiding in rosy scenarios of global peace and Christian unity, author Olav Fykse Tveit lifts up the cross - with its promise of suffering and contradiction - not only as a sign of personal reconciliation with God, but also as the call, the challenge, and the agent of effective ecumenical Christian witness in the world today. The cross, Tveit asserts in these meditative reflections, offers Christians a specific lens on reality, opens us up to the world, and provides a key for discerning the world's needs, authentic discipleship, and true agency in an imperiled world.
Publication Date: 7/13/2012