Carr-trauma, atonement, and the Jesus Jews


David M. Carr, who wrote Holy Resilience, is a Christian.  More specifically he is a Quaker.  You might like to know that as we turn to the part of his book that looks at how early Christianity dealt with trauma.

There could hardly be a more traumatic thing than crucifixion.  Carr sees the trauma of crucifixion depicted most clearly in very early Christian tradition.  He says that the passion account in the Gospel of Mark has embedded in it one of the very early stories the “Jesus Jews” told about the death of Jesus. It emphasizes the traumatic nature of the event.

Also very early is  the tradition that “he died for our sins according to the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3).  This means that in the first decades at least some of the disciples interpreted Jesus’ death with Isaiah 53 and the Suffering Servant as a guide.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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