This meditative explanation of the formula in the Apostles Creed "who suffered under Pontius Pilate" reflects on its meaning in Early Christianity and in the Reformation. Originally a reference to the historical reality of the suffering and crucifixion of Christ, in the Reformation Pontius Pilate was understood as the judge who declared Christ innocent and still condemned him to death, representing the judgement of God whose representative Pilate was a a human judge. The medieval focus on the bodily suffering of Christ as example for us moreover was replaced by a more spiritual understanding of his suffering as atonement for sin.
|Translated title of the contribution||Man of sorrows: a life long|
|Title of host publication||Reformatie.nu|
|Subtitle of host publication||Belijden in een seculiere tijd|
|Editors||A. J. Kunz , P. J. Vergunst|
|Place of Publication||Zoetermeer|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|