The Cross of Christ (Anniversary)

John Stott (Author)


The work of a lifetime, from one of the world's most influential thinkers, about the heart of the Christian faith. "I could never myself believe in God, if it were not for the cross. . . . In the real world of pain, how could one worship a God who was immune to it?" With compelling honesty John Stott confronts this generation with the centrality of the cross in God's redemption of the world -- a world now haunted by the memories of Auschwitz, the pain of oppression and the specter of nuclear war. Can we see triumph in tragedy, victory in shame? Why should an object of Roman distaste and Jewish disgust be the emblem of our worship and the axiom of our faith? And what does it mean for us today? Now from one of the foremost preachers and Christian leaders of our day comes theology at its readable best, a contemporary restatement of the meaning of the cross. At the cross Stott finds the majesty and love of God disclosed, the sin and bondage of the world exposed. More than a study of the atonement, this book brings Scripture into living dialogue with Christian theology and the twentieth century. What emerges is a pattern for Christian life and worship, hope and mission. Destined to be a classic study of the center of our faith, Stott's work is the product of a uniquely gifted pastor, scholar and Christian statesman. His penetrating insight, charitable scholarship and pastoral warmth are guaranteed to feed both heart and mind.

Product Details

$30.00  $27.00
IVP Books
Publish Date
August 31, 2006
6.3 X 1.5 X 9.1 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

John Stott (1921-2011) estudió en el Trinity College, Cambridge, donde obtuvo un primer puesto en francés y teología, y se preparó para el pastorado en Ridley Hall Theological College, Cambridge. Fue galardonado con un doctorado de Lambeth en 1983 y tiene doctorados honorarios otorgados por diversas universidades en el mundo. Estuvo en la lista de la revista Time de las "100 personas más influyentes" (abril, 2005) y fue nombrado en la Lista de Honor del Año Nuevo de la Reina como Comandante del Imperio Británico, el 31 de diciembre del 2005. Stott, quien falleció el 27 de julio de 2011, dejó tras de sí un legado que continúa expandiéndose a través de sus libros.


"John Stott rises grandly to the challenge of the greatest of all themes. All the qualities that we expect of him--biblical precision, thoughtfulness and thoroughness, order and method, moral alertness and the measured tread, balanced judgment and practical passion--are here in fullest evidence. This, more than any book he has written, is his masterpiece."--J. I. Packer, Regent College
This is an overall fine, useful book . . . it is always a delight to learn of others who take the cross of Christ seriously and seek to tell others about it.--Wisconsin Lutheran Quarterly, Fall 2007
[Stott's] penetrating insight, charitable scholarship and pastoral warmth are guaranteed to feed both heart and mind.--Phil Gons, PastorBookshelf blog, June 5, 2007