The Glory of the Atonement: Biblical, Theological & Practical Perspectives

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InterVarsity Press, Mar 30, 2004 - Religion - 495 pages
The atonement is the crown jewel of Christian doctrine. And it is the responsibility of each generation of theologians to preserve its heritage, explore its facets and allow its radiance to illumine their day. With The Glory of the Atonement editors Charles E. Hill and Frank A. James III, along with a group of expert contributors, attempt to fulfill this trust at the dawn of a new millennium. The Glory of the Atonement is divided into three parts--biblical, historical and practical--with each section introduced by an overview essay. In part one evangelical biblical scholars explore the atonement within the contours of Scripture, looking first at the atonement in the Pentateuch, Psalm 51 and Isaiah 53, and then more closely at the major texts of the New Testament. In part two historical and systematic theologians weigh the atonement in the ancient, medieval and Reformation traditions. The primary perspective of the contributors is the Reformed tradition, which is further represented by essays on John Calvin, Herman Bavinck and Karl Barth. A timely capstone to this historical view is a stimulating consideration of the atonement and postmodernism. Finally, the implications of the atonement are brought home in part three with a look at the atonement in contemporary preaching and Christian living. Here is a full-course feast for ministers of the Word, a textbook for students of the Bible and theology, and a valuable resource for any theological library.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Abbreviations
21
Atonement in the Pentateuch Emile Nicole
35
Atonement in Psalm 51 Bruce K Waltke
51
Atonement in Isaiah 53 J Alan Groves
61
Atonement in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts
90
Atonement in Johns Gospel and Epistles J Ramsey Michaels
106
2126 D A Carson
119
THE ATONEMENT IN CHURCH HISTORY
209
Interpreting Atonement in Augustines Preaching
221
The Atonement in Medieval Theology Gwenfair M Walters
239
of the Atonement Bruce L McCormack
346
Guilt Goats and Gifts
367
THE ATONEMENT IN THE LIFE OF THE CHRISTIAN
405
Postscript on Penal Substitution Roger Nicole
445
Select Bibliography
453

Atonement in the Pauline Corpus Richard Gaffin
140
Atonement in Hebrews Simon J Kistemaker
163
Atonement in James Peter and Jude Dan G McCartney
176
Atonement in the Apocalypse of John Charles E Hill
190
List of Contributors
469
Scripture Index
487
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About the author (2004)

Hill is professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is author of Regnum Caelorum, Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity.

Frank A. James III ( DPhil, Oxford; PhD, Westminster) is president of Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Previously, he served as provost and professor of historical theology at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He is the author of Peter Martyr Vermigli: The Augustinian Inheritance of an Italian Reformer, coauthor of Church History: Reformation to the Present, vol. 2 and coeditor with Heiko Oberman of Via Augustini: Augustine in the Later Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation.

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