So we may say that jesus' death on the cross was solitary, and exclusively his death, but his raising from the dead is inclusive, open to the world, and embraces the universe, an event not merely human and historical but cosmic too: the beginning of the new creation of all things.
With the overcoming of the disciples' crucified hope for the future and the shaken confidence in death of the women at the tomb, the early Christian belief in the resurrection acted in the ancient world like an explosion og hearts and sense. It attacked with elemental force 'the powers iof this world': the power of sin, the inescapability of death, and the hopelessness of hell. The risen Christ became the power of protest against these godless and inhumane forces.
Jurgen Moltmann, Sun of Righteousness Arise! (London: SCM, 2010) page 55
Question: Why does this 254 page paperback book cost £25 from SCM, and the soon to be published Divine Humanity by David Brown (on Kenosis) costs £50 paperback for 256 pages. Do the tow ectra pages cost £12.50 each??? I am emailing SCM about this :(