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Hi Michael - I wondered how you understood 'why' Jesus was executed by crucifixion, rather than some other method of killing. Was it necessary to reflect the awful consequences of mankind's sin put on the Messiah? And in connection with that, do you hold a penal substitutionary understanding of the cross, perhaps as well as Christus Victor?

I read Fleming Rutledge's The Crucifixion some time ago but it was hard-going!

Thanks, Peter

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