Atonement Law and Justice

Author: Adonis Vidu
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441245328
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Religion

Adonis Vidu tackles an issue of great current debate in evangelical circles and of perennial interest in the Christian academy. He provides a critical reading of the history of major atonement theories, offering an in-depth analysis of the legal and political contexts within which they arose. The book engages the latest work in atonement theory and serves as a helpful resource for contemporary discussions. This is the only book that explores the impact of theories of law and justice on major historical atonement theories. Understanding this relationship yields a better understanding of atonement thinkers by situating them in their intellectual contexts. The book also explores the relevance of the doctrine of divine simplicity for atonement theory.

Cross Covenant

Author: R. Larry Shelton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830856299
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Religion

Seeking a fresh, missionally relevant account of Christ's work, Larry Shelton analyzes the biblical notion of sacrifice as a gift alongside other theories of atonement. He attempts to show a historical movement away from penal substitutionary theologies toward a Trinitarian-relational model.

Jesus Christ Our Lord

Author: C. Norman Kraus
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781592447893
Release Date: 2004-08-06
Genre: Religion

In response to readers' comments, this revised edition provides helpful clarifications, charts, and expanded notes and references. Kraus, in a theological description of Jesus Christ, offers answers to questions of Jesus' identity and the nature of the revelation-salvation which came through him. This anticipates his volume, 'God Our Savior', dealing with implications of Christ's revelation for other data of theology, such as God, humankind, the Holy Spirit, church, and eschatology. For many years the idea of vicarious suffering to atone for the sins of humanity has not been self-evident in Western culture, to say nothing of the cultures of Asia. Western theologians have presupposed Roman categories of guilt and legal penalty as the framework for their explanations. However, this has been unsatisfactory in cultures where social tradition and shame are primary moral sanctions. Observing that the biblical cultural context was more oriented to shame than to a legal concept of guilt, Kraus has reinterpreted the meaning and efficacy of the cross as the means of God's salvation. Such a reinterpretation requires that one also reevaluate the theological definition of Jesus' person. How one understands what he did for us is closely related to how one understands who he was. His identity and role mutually impact each other. Thus one must ask, Who was this one who reconciled us to God by suffering the shame of our sin? In answer, Kraus finds concepts of self-identity and self-revelation most helpful. Jesus, the self-revelation of God to us, is God-giving-himself-to-us. That self-revelation comes as a self-giving, and only in the form of a genuinely personal, historical, and human relationship. In all of this the author intends to present an authentically biblical picture of Jesus, but in the context of modern language and thought forms.

Christology and science

Author: F. LeRon Shults
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
ISBN: IND:30000110590993
Release Date: 2008-02-14
Genre: Religion

The dialogue between theology and science has blossomed in recent decades, but particular beliefs about Jesus Christ have not often been brought to the forefront of this interdisicplinary discussion even in explicitly Christian contexts.This book breaks new ground by explicitly bringing the specific themes of Christology into dialogue with contemporary science. It engages recent developments in late modern philosophy of science in order to articulate the Christian beliefs about Jesus Christ in a way that responds to challenges and opportunities that have arisen in light of various scientific discoveries. The main chapters deal with Incarnation, Atonement and Parousia. After a brief treatment of the history of the shaping of these ideas, the author traces developments in some of the sciences that have challenged these formulations: evolutionary biology, cultural anthropology and physical cosmology. Each chapter also summarises some of the popular constructive responses to these developments. After clarifying the way in which the Christian understanding of God and of humanity shape the task of reforming Christology, each chapter concludes with a programmatic outline of ways in which we might articulate the identity, agency and presence of Jesus Christ in dialogue with late modern science and culture.

Die Augsburgische Konfession

Author: Philipp Melanchthon
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 9783842413344
Release Date: 2012-05
Genre:

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Das f nfte Evangelium

Author: Philipp Vandenberg
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783838757704
Release Date: 2014-07-18
Genre: Fiction

Die junge, couragierte Anne von Seydlitz ist der Verzweiflung nahe, als ihr Mann, ein Münchner Kunsthändler, bei einem mysteriösen Autounfall ums Leben kommt. Das einzige, was ihr bleibt, ist ein Film, dessen Aufnahmen alle dasselbe Motiv zeigen: ein Pergament mit einer alten koptischen Inschrift. Bald wird Anne klar, dass dieses Schriftstück ein Geheimnis birgt, denn für das Original wird ein phantastischer Preis geboten. Die Suche nach dem verschwundenen Pergament führt sie nach Paris, wo gerade ein amerikanischer Professor in die Schlagzeilen geraten ist, der einen scheinbar völlig unmotivierten Säureanschlag auf ein Bild von Leonardo da Vinci verübt hat ...

Mimesis

Author: Erich Auerbach
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783772085659
Release Date: 2015-03-26
Genre: Foreign Language Study