Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Crucified God...

"Reconciliation is not something accomplished by Christ for God, nor inflicted on Christ by God, but forged by God through Christ. This wreaks havoc on the medieval (but still widespread) doctrine that Christ's death functions to placate an angry or offended deity. Rather, the "crucified God" represents a fundamentally restorative initiative by the Divine victim towards the human offender."

-Ched Myers, from the Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, E-News Aug.-Sept. 2008

1 comment:

Jason said...

Amen. Amen, and Amen.

My most formative book is Binding the Strong Man by Myers. He is great.