Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts

Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts

by Adonis Vidu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801039193

ISBN-13: 9780801039195

Pub. Date: 08/19/2014

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801039195
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/19/2014
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. Justice, Law, and the Cross in Patristic Thought
2. Medieval Atonement and the Legal Revolution
3. The Reformation: Luther, Calvin, and the Tradition of Penal Substitution
4. Modernity: Atonement and the Cure of the Soul
5. Atonement and the Postmodern Critique of Law
6. Atonement and the Perfection of Divine Agency
Indexes

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