[Excerpt from David Bentley Hart’s The Doors of the Sea, 80-81):
The cross is not an act of divine impotence but of divine power. The cross is not a vehicle whereby God reconciles either himself or us to death. Rather, he subverts death, and makes a way through it to a new life. . . . Easter utterly confounds the “rulers of this age” (1 Cor. 2:8), and in fact reverses the verdict they have pronounced upon Christ, thereby revealing that the cosmic, sacred, political, and civic powers of all who condemn Christ have become tyranny, falsehood, and injustice.
Easter is an act of ‘rebellion’ . . . . It liberates us from servitude to and terror before the ‘elements.’ It emancipates us from fate. It overcomes the ‘world.’
Easter should make rebels of us all.