Atonement for a 'Sinless' Society: Engaging with an Emerging Culture

Atonement for a 'Sinless' Society: Engaging with an Emerging Culture

by Alan Mann


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"Sin doesn't really exist as a serious idea in modern life," wrote the journalist Bryan Appleyard. He is not alone in his views. Sin has become just as tainted, polluted and defiled in the postmodern mind as the world itself indicates.Atonement for a 'Sinless' Society is about an encounter between two stories: the story of the postmodern, post-industrialized, post-Christian 'sinless' self and the story of Atonement played out in the Passion Narrative. Alan Mann charts a way through the apparent impasse between a story that supposedly relies on sin and guilt to become meaningful and one that fails to recognize the plight of humanity as portrayed in this way. He shows that the biblical narrative needs to be reread in the light of this emerging story so that it can speak meaningfully and sufficiently to an increasingly 'sinless' society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842273555
Publisher: Authentic Media
Publication date: 12/31/2007
Series: Faith in an Emerging Culture Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Alan Mann is a writer, educator and theological consultant. An author and contributor to numerous publications, he has worked with several leading Christian organizations, most notably Oasis UK. He is co-author with Steve Chalke of The Lost Message of Jesus.

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"Alan Mann's voice is needed and welcome. In these pages, we find a moving narrative of Atonement... [and] a penetrating analysis of the world we inhabit."Joel B. GreenDean of Academic Affairs and Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Asbury Theological Seminary"Thought-provoking, mission-focused and culturally insightful, timely and creative view of the atonement for our postmodern times."Steve ChalkeFounder of Oasis Global and Faithworks"Clear, creative, deep, compelling and inspiring."Brian McLarenPastor and Author

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DrJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Thought-provoking and controversial