Man of sorrows: a life long

Hendrik van den Belt

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    Abstract

    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 contributionMan of sorrows: a life long
    Original languageDutch
    Title of host publicationReformatie.nu
    Subtitle of host publicationBelijden in een seculiere tijd
    EditorsA. J. Kunz , P. J. Vergunst
    Place of PublicationZoetermeer
    PublisherBoekencentrum
    Pages65-74
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9789023971368
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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