Hanging by a Thread: The Challenge of the Cross
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In Hanging by a Thread, Samuel Wells considers the risk, cost and suffering of the cross in the light of six key contemporary concerns: the reliability of history, the fragility of trust, the fact of mortality, the search for meaning, the nature of power, and the character of love. He recognises that the cross leaves our easy assumptions and tidy answers hanging by a thread. All sentimental and idolatrous notions of faith must ultimately give way before a God who, despite danger and disgrace, regardless of how much we deny and reject, gives everything to be with us.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Canterbury Press
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1848259077
ISBN-13: 9781848259072

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Publisher's Description

Hanging by a Thread revisits the harrowing story at the very heart of Christianity. Samuel Wells considers the risk, cost and suffering of the cross in the light of six key contemporary concerns: the reliability of history, the fragility of trust, the fact of mortality, the search for meaning, the nature of power, and the character of love.

Recognizing that the cross leaves our easy assumptions and tidy answers by a thread, he paints a picture of a God who, despite danger and disgrace, regardless of how much we deny and reject, gives everything to be with us. This is a profound, moving and inspiring vision of the central event of the Christian faith.

Author Bio

Samuel Wells is Vicar of St Martin in the Fields and the author of numerous books, including What Anglicans Believe and Learning to Dream Again. He is a frequent broadcaster on BBC Radio 4s Thought for the Day slot where his thoughtful reflections have earned him a reputation as a national Christian voice.

Editorial Reviews

'These are [...] searching reflections that challenge superficial thinking, and at their best when they help us to feel afresh the shock and sheer subversiveness of the cross. Wells has a gift for using simple language to make us look at familiar ideas in a new way. [...] Hanging by a Thread would be excellent for individual slow reading during Lent, and its chapters could lend themselves to group consideration.'

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