Preaching the Atonement

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In a violent and fragile world the message of the cross is as relevant as ever. Preaching the Atonement is a unique teaching tool that offers a theological discussion of ten important Bible passages connected with the sacrifice of Christ. Each chapter includes a complete sermon on the passage in question followed by a discussion from the authors that highlights that preacher's strategy in the theological interpretation of the text and its incorporation into the rhetoric of the sermon. The hope is that people will...

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Overview

In a violent and fragile world the message of the cross is as relevant as ever. Preaching the Atonement is a unique teaching tool that offers a theological discussion of ten important Bible passages connected with the sacrifice of Christ. Each chapter includes a complete sermon on the passage in question followed by a discussion from the authors that highlights that preacher's strategy in the theological interpretation of the text and its incorporation into the rhetoric of the sermon. The hope is that people will be stimulated to appreciate more about the continuing relevance of the atonement, and will be helped to make practical connections between the Bible, theology, and the task of preaching.

Sermons are provided by the authors as well as David Southall, Spurgeon's College, London, UK; Kent Anderson, Northwest Baptist Seminary, British Columbia, Canada; A. Katherine Grieb, Virginia Theological Seminary; and David Schlafer, Episcopal priest and preaching consultant, Washington, D.C.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664233280
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 6/29/2009
  • Pages: 207
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter K. Stevenson is Director of Training and Tutor in Applied Theology and Open Learning at Spurgeon's College in London.

Stephen I. Wright is an Anglican priest and Tutor in Biblical Studies and Practical Theology at Spurgeon's College in London. He was formerly President of the College of Preachers in Nottingham.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The cost of a father's commitment : Genesis 22.1-19 1
Ch. 2 Taking away their iniquities : Leviticus 16.15-22 19
Ch. 3 The suffering of a servant : Isaiah 52.13-53.12 35
Ch. 4 The crucified God : Mark 15.25-39 55
Ch. 5 Forgiveness from the cross : Luke 23.32-43 71
Ch. 6 The word became flesh : John 1.1-14 89
Ch. 7 The achievement of God's justice : Romans 3.21-26 105
Ch. 8 The reconciliation of the world : 2 Corinthians 5.11-6.2 121
Ch. 9 The decisive victory : Colossians 2.8-15 137
Ch. 10 The final sacrifice : Hebrews 9.11-14 157
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