Preaching from a Theology of the Cross

Jonathan P. Strandjord

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1983

Issue: The Work of Christ (Vol. 3, No 1, Winter, 1983)

Historical criticism has not and will not tell us what the coherence of Scripture is. Critical tools take things apart. They do not put them together. Therefore, it is no surprise that the flourishing of the analytical disciplines of historical criticism has been accompanied by a whirlwind of systematic theological activity. Neo-orthodoxy, existential theology, the theology of hope, process theology, liberation theology, feminist theology—all these differ widely, and no coherent theology can be constructed out of all of them, but each one offers a vision of coherence. The question then is, which vision offers the preacher the most help?

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