About this blog: Discussing religion, spirituality and values. About the writers: Amy Umble is the religion reporter for The Free Lance-Star. Janet Marshall is the religion editor for The Free Lance-Star.
Swedish scholar: ‘Jesus was not crucified’
The cross has long been the symbol of Christianity, but theologian Gunnar Samuelsson is trying to turn that on its head. The Swedish scholar recently reported there is no evidence Jesus died on the cross, nor any proof the Romans were even crucifying people at the time of Jesus’ death.
A Christian, Samuelsson said his findings don’t contradict the Bible, because the accounts are not so specific.
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