Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross, 20th Anniversary Edition

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Jul 27, 2021 - Religion - 471 pages
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When it was first published in 2001, Cruciformity broke new ground with a vision of Pauline spirituality that illuminated what it meant to be a person or community in Christ. Beginning with Paul’s express desire to “know nothing but Christ crucified,” Gorman showed how true spirituality is telling the story, in both life and words, of God’s self-revelation in Jesus, so that we might practice “cruciformity”—the impossible possibility of conformity to the crucified Christ.

Two decades later, Gorman’s seminal work is still a powerful model for combining biblical studies and theological reflection to make Paul’s letters more immediately relevant to contemporary Christian life. This twentieth-anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Nijay Gupta—a next-generation Pauline scholar heavily influenced by Gorman—as well as an afterword by the author, in which he reflects on the legacy of Cruciformity in the church and the academy, including his own subsequent work in Pauline theology.

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Foreword by Nijay K Gupta
e Exalted Crucified Messiah
e Spirit of Cruciformity
e Word of the Cross
Cruciform Faith
e Character and Cost of Faith
e Pattern of the Crucified Messiah
Apostolic Cruciformity
e Narrative Shape of the Faithful Community
Cruciform Power
Communities of Cruciformity

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Michael J. Gorman holds the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he has taught since 1991. A highly regarded New Testament scholar, he has also written Cruciformity, Inhabiting the Cruciform God, Becoming the Gospel, and Apostle of the Crucified Lord, among other significant works.

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