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|Title: Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross, 20th Anniversary Edition|
By: Michael J. Gorman
Number of Pages: 464
Publication Date: 2021
|Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 7 ounces
Stock No: WW879127
Two decades later, Gormans seminal work is still a powerful model for combining biblical studies and theological reflection to make Pauls letters more immediately relevant to contemporary Christian life. This twentieth-anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Nijay Guptaa next-generation Pauline scholar heavily influenced by Gormanas 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.
Loyola University Maryland
"Thanks to Michael J. Gorman, cruciform has come to describe the architecture of Christian community even more than the architecture of Christian buildings, with the term becoming an essential lens through which we view the apostle Pauls pastoral theology. Cruciformity is an indispensable resource because Gormans careful scholarship and pastoral concern mirror the apostle Pauls own efforts to illuminate the implications of Jesuss ignominious public lynching. Bible teachers and students should keep Cruciformity nearby as a handy reference whenever studying Pauls writings."
Dennis R. Edwards
North Park Theological Seminary
Praise for the original edition:
"Michael Gorman has provided us with a splendid account of a forgotten factor in Pauline studiesthe origin and meaning of the apostles spirituality. Clearly written and carefully researched, this work illustrates how the cross of Christ is the key to Pauls spiritualityand to our own as well."
Frank J. Matera
author of Gods Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology
"In Cruciformity Michael Gorman rigorously works through the ways in which Paul narrates himself into the ongoing drama of Gods salvation revealed in the cross and resurrection. Gormans accessible prose nicely displays how Paul comes to understand and embody a life that seeks to be conformed to the cross of Christ. In an age when spirituality is often simply a mask for self-projection and self-assertion, Gormans Paul reminds Christians that such vital matters as faith, hope, love, and power should be shaped by the story of the crucified and resurrected one rather than by our own whims and desires. This book is readable and timely, and it will enhance the lives of contemporary Christians."
Stephen E. Fowl
Loyola University Maryland
"Both scholarly stimulation and spiritual nurturing are to be found in reading this book. Michael Gorman masterfully conjoins knowledge and vital pietya conjunction noted more for its absence than its presence in the academy today. Gorman interacts creatively and effectively with past and current scholarship on Paul and Pauline theology, and he provides cogent arguments against some of the special-interest readings of Paul. This book has the potential to challenge both the academy and the church to a reconsideration of Paul that could revolutionize Pauline scholarship and transform the life of the church in the world."
M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
author of Shaped by the Word: The Power of Scripture in Spiritual Formation
"This scholarly work would make good reading during Lent and Holy Week."
"This is a good read, and not only for those interested in Pauline studies or Christian spirituality. . . . In an undemanding style without assuming detailed knowledge of Pauls letters on the part of the reader, it makes a good general introduction to the apostles theology."
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