It has been 22 years since my dad, Gene Veith, released the first edition of Spirituality of the Cross, and that book has changed a lot of lives for the better! Now, the third edition is available, with a brand new chapter addressing Christology and how Lutherans highlight the cross.
Here is the description from the 2nd edition:
Veith explores and presents a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church.
This is a revised edition of the original text written in 1999. This revised edition contains an updated bibliography, useful clarifications, and some new material.
Here is the description from the 3rd edition:
I’m spiritual but not religious
Have you heard that phrase before? Have you said it?
In the 32 years since The Spirituality of the Cross was released, the religious landscape of Christianity has changed greatly. A challenge for today (for both Christians and Nones alike) is to cultivate a meaningful life in a seemingly meaningless world. Our natural religious impulse is to earn salvation based on what we do and what we deserve according to our own moral compasses we create.
Lutheran Christianity is different. The theology of the cross can provide understanding that relates to the world we live in today. Presenting a true understanding of justification by faith, the means of grace, vocation, theology of the cross, the two kingdoms, worship, and the church, Spirituality of the Cross is an excellent explanation of Lutheran spirituality.
This third edition is updated to reflect our current times and features a brand-new chapter addressing Christology and how Lutherans highlight the cross during their study of the Divine Being.
This classic Lutheran text has grow up into 248 pages now, and I’m sure it continues to be one of the single best books to explain and initially explore Lutheranism other than Scripture and the catechisms. 🙂
Keep up the great work, Dad! I’m super proud of you! 😀