The Breadth of Salvation: Rediscovering the Fullness of God's Saving Work

The Breadth of Salvation: Rediscovering the Fullness of God's Saving Work

by Tom Greggs


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All too often, the Christian understanding of salvation has been one-dimensional, reducing all that God has done for us to a single conception or idea. Tom Greggs, one of today's leading theologians, offers a brief, accessibly written, but theologically substantive treatment of the doctrine of salvation. Drawing on the broad tradition of the church and the Christian faith in explaining the Christian understandings of salvation, Greggs challenges the contemporary church to be captured afresh by the immeasurable height, depth, and breadth of God's saving actions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540961952
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/21/2020
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Tom Greggs, FRSE (PhD, Cambridge University), holds the Marischal Chair of Divinity at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland, and is a founding codirector of the Aberdeen Centre for Protestant Theology. He is the author of several books, including Dogmatic Ecclesiology and Theology against Religion: Constructive Dialogues with Bonhoeffer and Barth.

Table of Contents

1. The Breadth of the Cross
Salvation in Christ, Not in Models of Christ's Atonement
So What Do Theologies of the Atonement Do?
The Range of Images in Scripture
The Breadth of Models or Interpretations of Salvation
The Breadth of the Human Jesus's Passion
2. The Breadth of Salvation in the Society of God
A Vertical and Horizontal Fall
Christocentric Horizontal Reconciliation
"To Your Advantage That I Go Away": The Breadth of the Spirit's Work of Salvation
Salvation through Loving the Given Other
3. The Breadth of Grace for the World
The Keys of the Kingdom
The Complexity of New Testament Judgment Imagery
At Once Justified and Sinners
The Place of the Assurance of Faith in a Fallen World
4. The Breadth of Repentance
Turning to Christ
Turning Helplessly
Turning to Outcasts

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