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The Scalpel and the Cross

A Theology of Surgery

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In The Scalpel and the Cross, New Testament professor and open-heart surgery survivor Gene Green devotes careful theological reflection to the experience of surgery. Avoiding shallow explanations and assurances, Green examines the deep intersection between the trauma of surgery and the enduring significance and hopefulness of the Christian story.

We know the bedrock themes upon which the Christian faith stands: creation, fall, redemption, restoration. As Christians, we live within these great moments of God’s plan for humanity and all of his creation. In other words, our lives are part of Christian theology—every part of our lives, even surgery.

As a part of Zondervan’s Ordinary Theology series, The Scalpel and the Cross recounts New Testament professor Gene Green’s encounter with open-heart surgery and carefully examines the many ways in which Christian doctrine spoke into the experience. The result is a short book that avoids shallow explanations and glib promises, instead guiding readers to deeper understanding and enduring hope in the face of one of modern life’s necessary traumas.

Contributor(s) Gene L. Green
About the Contributor(s) Gene L. Green

Gene L. Green (PhD, Kings College, Aberdeen University) professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. Before coming to Wheaton in 1996, he served for over a decade as professor of New Testament as well as Academic Dean and Rector of the Seminario ESEPA in San José, Costa Rica. He is the author of two commentaries in Spanish, 1 Pedro y 2 Pedro (Caribe) and 1 y 2 Tesalonicenses (Portavoz), and English commentaries on 1 and 2 Thessalonians (Pillar Series, Eerdmans) and 2 Peter and Jude (BECNT, Baker). His special research interest is the intersection of the Christian faith and cultures, both ancient and contemporary. Gene has pastored and taught in churches in the United States and Latin America since 1972. He also serves on the board of John Stott Ministries.


UPC 025986516055
ISBN-10 0310516056
ISBN-13 9780310516057
Publish Date May 5, 2015
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.00
Width 5.25
Length 96
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $11.99
Series Ordinary Theology
Format Paperback
Language English

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