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Theologia crucis
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1. Term and Development

The theologia crucis, or theology of the cross, focuses on the saving significance of the cross of Christ (Salvation 3–7). With its roots in Paul, it has taken a central place in Western devotion and theology ever since the Middle Ages (esp. with Anselm’s satisfaction theory; Soteriology 2.2). The central role of the cross finds expression in church architecture, in Christian art, in music (Theology and Music), and in spirituality.

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Bernhardt, Reinhold and Willis-Watkins, David, “Theologia crucis”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_T.32>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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