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To the humanism of antiquity, the crucified Christ was an embarrassment. Crucifixion… was regarded as the most degrading kind of punishment. Thus Roman humanism always felt ‘the religion of the cross’ to be unaesthetic, unrespectable, perverse… It was regarded as an offense against good manners to speak of this hideous death for slaves in the presence of respectable people.
— Jurgen Moltmann