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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
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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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.


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ISBN-13: 9781441245328
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 304
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Adonis Vidu (PhD, University of Nottingham) is associate professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and is the author of several books, including Theology after Neo-Pragmatism. He previously taught at Emmanuel University and at the University of Bucharest in his home country of Romania.

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
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