New Book from Mitri Raheb and Suzanne Watts Henderson: The Cross in Contexts

Bright Stars of Bethlehem President Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb and Board Member Suzanne Watts Henderson are the authors of the new book, The Cross in Contexts: Suffering and Redemption in Palestine, which is currently the #1 book on Amazon in Christian Liberation Theology!

The book addresses key questions such as: why did Jesus die? And in what ways did his crucifixion offer redemption to the world?

Those questions, which lie at the heart of Christian faith, remain a pressing concern for theological reflection. What sets this work apart is that the authors—a Palestinian theologian from Bethlehem and a New Testament scholar from the United States—explore the meaning of the cross in light of both first and twenty-first century Palestinian contexts. Together, their insights coalesce around themes that expose the divine power of the cross both for Jesus’ first followers and for contemporary readers alike.

You can purchase the book by clicking here.

Mitri Raheb is the President of Dar al-Kalima University College in Bethlehem as well as the president of the Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. He serves as the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, Palestine. He is the author of Faith in the Face of Empire (Orbis, 2014) and other books.

Suzanne Watts Henderson, an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is associate professor of Religion at Queens University in Charlotte, NC. She is the author of Christology and Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark (Cambridge UP, 2008), and Christ and Community: The Gospel Witness to Jesus (Abingdon, 2015).