7 Books on the Death of Christ You Should Read
October 27, 2017

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1) The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

 

The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
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The Death of Death in the Death of Christ is a polemical work,designed to show, among other things, that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive to the Gospel.

Those who see no need for doctrinal exactness and have no time for theological debates that show divisions between evangelicals may well regret its reappearance. Some may find the very sound of Owen’s thesis so shocking that they will refuse to consider his book at all. It is to those who share this readiness that Owen’s treatise is offered, in the belief that it will help us in one of the most urgent tasks facing evangelical Christendom today – the recovery of the Gospel.

 

2) The Death of Death in the Death of Christ: A Treatise in Which the Whole Controversy about Universal Redemption is Fully Discussed

 

 

John Owen’s work, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, is the classic text defending the purposeful and actual procurement of salvation for sinners in the death of Christ.

While characteristically portrayed as a polemical work on the Calvinistic understanding of limited atonement this work is actually much more. In brief, it is a defense for the perfect work of Christ, which actually obtained salvation on the cross. It argues that the purpose of the triune God is to glorify himself and to save sinners. Owen’s thesis asserts that in the death of Christ salvation of sinners was actually accomplished.

 

3) Who Will Deliver Us?: The Present Power of the Death of Christ

 

Drawing on the classic teaching of the atonement as it is presented by St. Paul and other Christian thinkers, Paul Zahl unfolds its meaning for this generation.

He then applies it to the problems of spiritual malaise and meaninglessness, which afflict us today: problems of depression and despair, of loneliness, and of broken relationships. Throughout, the Good News of Christianity–forgiveness, reconciliation, new life–is presented in terms that contemporary readers can easily understand and apply to their lives.

 

4) Redemption Accomplished and Applied

 

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Originally published in 1955 and reprinted dozens of times over the years, John Murray’s Redemption Accomplished and Applied systematically explains the two sides of redemption — its accomplishment through Christ’s atonement and its application to the lives of believers.

 

5) The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

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Though the apostle Paul boldly proclaimed “Christ crucified” as the heart of the gospel, Fleming Rutledge notes that preaching about the cross of Christ is remarkably neglected in most churches today.

In this book Rutledge addresses the issues and controversies that have caused pastors to speak of the cross only in the most general, bland terms, precluding a full understanding and embrace of the gospel by their congregations.

 

6) Death by Love: Letters from the Cross

 

 

Death by Love is a unique book on the cross of Jesus Christ. While many books debate the finer points of the doctrine of the atonement, what is often lost are the real-life implications of Jesus’ death on the cross for those who have sinned and have been sinned against.

Written in the form of pastoral letters, Death by Love outlines the twelve primary effects of Jesus’ death on the cross and connects each to the life of a different individual.

 

7) The Seven Last Words from the Cross

 

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For at least a century, at special three-hour services on Good Friday, it has been the custom in many churches to reflect on the Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross. In this tradition, Fleming Rutledge here presents seven eloquent meditations on these final sayings of Jesus.

Rutledge links the sayings from the cross with contemporary events and concerns, but also incorporates recent biblical scholarship and modern questions about the death of Christ, particularly in light of Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of the Christ. Rutledge shows how each word or saying from the Cross affords an opportunity for readers to gain a deeper understanding of the horrific death suffered by Jesus.

 

 

 



 

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