Witness at the Cross

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Witness at the CrossWitness at the Cross

In Witness at the Cross, Amy-Jill Levine shows how the people at the cross each have distinct roles to play. Each Evangelist presents a distinct picture of the death of Jesus.

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Topic / Theme: A study of the witnesses who are the cross of Jesus Recommended Uses: Small Groups, Home Groups, Sunday School DVD Sessions 6 sessions with 10-15 minute weekly videos featuring Dr. Amy-Jill Levine Experience Level Intermediate Study Components Video Study DVD with Leader Guide and Participant Guide

Endorsements

Rev. Dr. Deborah Appler

In each chapter of Witness at the Cross, Levine parses out the Gospel’s witness accounts of Jesus’s crucifixion and invites readers to be transformed by this theological symphony of the cross. This informative, witty, and accessible study provides a welcome preaching and teaching resource for clergy and laity. Small group leaders will also appreciate its six-chapter format ideal for a Lenten study.

Rev. Dr. Deborah Appler, Professor of Hebrew Bible, Moravian Theological Seminary

Rev. Dr. John S. McClure

This is a timely and important introduction to the events of Holy Friday. Levine’s approach is scholarly yet personal, theologically sophisticated yet devotional. She does a masterful job sorting through the perspectives of the Gospel writers, showing readers what each evangelist accentuates and the things each writer wants us to think more deeply about and to question when it comes to our own experience of the world today. This is the best possible resource for either reflective reading or a study group.

Rev. Dr. John S. McClure, Charles G. Finney Professor of Preaching and Worship, Emeritus, Vanderbilt Divinity School

Rev. Mitch Gieselman

With her wit, wisdom, and vast knowledge of the scriptures in their historical context, Amy-Jill Levine has brought to life the characters who the Gospels tell us were witnesses to the Crucifixion. Witness at the Cross: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Friday is structured in a way that easily serves as a weekly Lenten study. But this isn’t “Bible Study Lite.” The reader/student does well to summon a little courage for this journey. Levine’s insights often challenge things we may have assumed we knew, and she does so with humor and generosity of heart that blesses even the simplest search for biblical understanding.

Rev. Mitch Gieselman, Conference Superintendent, Indiana Conference, The United Methodist Church

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Abingdon Press (December 28, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1791021123
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1791021122
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 5.6 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches

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