The Cross the Resurrection of Jesus
How are Christians to approach the central gospel teachings concerning the death and resurrection of Jesus? The Bible firmly establishes the historicity of these events and doesn’t leave their meanings ambiguous or open to interpretation. Even so, there is an irony and surprising strangeness to the cross. Carson shows that this strange irony has deep implications for our lives as he examines the history and theology of Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection.
Scandalous highlights important theological truths in accessible and applicable ways. Both amateur theologians and general readers will appreciate how Carson deftly preserves weighty theology while simultaneously noting the broader themes of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Through exposition of five primary passages of Scripture, Carson helps us to more fully understand and appreciate the scandal of the cross.
About the Author
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is president of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
“Don Carson’s clarity in communicating Scripture is a great gift, and in this book, he gives it to us. This professor can preach. These are model messages on crucial passages. They are delicious meditations that instruct our minds and feed our souls. Biblical content—straight, ripped, hard, solid—this is what Carson gives us about Christ’s cross and resurrection. Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest.”
— Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington DC; President, 9Marks
“This is vintage Carson—informed exegesis and engaging exposition, theologically rich and devotionally warm, lucid, insightful, probing. God’s truth glows! Don Carson shows us what the Bible is for, and his words make me want to preach the scandalous cross of Christ with greater passion.”
— Bill Kynes, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church, Annandale, Virginia; author, A Christology of Solidarity
The full table of contents contains many sub-sections. These are only the main heads:
- The Ironies of the Cross: Matthew 27:27-51a
- The Center of the Whole Bible: Romans 3:21-26
- Strange Triumph of a Slaughtered Lamb: Revelation 12
- A Miracle Full of Surprises: John 11:1-53
- Doubting the Resurrection of Jesus: John 20:24-31