The "Shame of the Cross" and its Glory

This article series attempts to be a quite comprehensive overview and interpretation of all the Bible and the Qur'an say on the topic of the Crucifixion of Jesus, the Messiah: Whether it happened, and what it meaning might be.

I want to deal with the topic in three main parts:

Especially recommended:

Further material on the Cross of Christ is to be found in John Gilchrist's responses to Ahmed Deedat under the titles

Don't all the many conflicting theories about the events around the "crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus" show that this is all a very doubtful thing to start with?

And here a debate on this topic from the newsgroup:

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