Handing Over the Son

That God ‘hands over’ his Son forms part of the most unheard of affirmations in the New Testament. We must understand the expression to “hand over” in its proper meaning, without diluting it to a mere ‘mission’ or ‘gift.’ . . . The Christ was deliberately given over by the Father to a deadly destiny. God rejected him and delivered him to the death-dealing powers, . . . the Christ is the accursed of God. . . . Here the theologia crucis comes to an expression in a way than which none more radical can be conceived.
— Balthasar quoting Popkes
QuotesPeter Smythe