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The Faithfulness of the Cross and the Idol of the Therapeutic

Joel James Shuman and Keith G. Meador

in Heal Thyself

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195154696
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784714 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019515469X.003.0005
 The Faithfulness of the Cross and the Idol of the Therapeutic

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From the perspective of Christianity, religion as such is always liable to becoming idolatry. For Christians, the religious life is properly always a response to God's self‐giving in the life and the cross and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. As such, the Christian response to sickness and suffering are also properly shaped by God's presence to the world in Jesus; this chapter suggests that that response may properly be characterized as apocalyptic.

Keywords: apocalyptic; cross; idolatry; Jesus of Nazareth; religion; resurrection; suffering

Chapter.  9329 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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