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What does it mean to be saved, and how can we make sense of the Christian claim that Christ died for our sins?

That is the work of soteriology, the classic discipline of theology thatinquires into the "saving work" of Christ and asks the what, why, andhow of redemption as understood by Christians. In this careful surveyand insightful analysis of two thousand years of Christian refl ectionon salvation, theologian David Brondos lays bare the rich, diverse, andeven competing understandings of salvation, their social context anddevelopment, and their strengths and weaknesses. Concentrating onthirteen of the most important fi gures in that long arc - from its biblical roots to its most controverted contemporary expressions - Brondosunfolds the thought of each theologian as articulating a distinctive storyof salvation or atonement.

An excellent learning tool, Brondos's succinct and helpful text is augmentedwith a helpful time line, illustrations, glossary, suggestions forfurther reading, and questions for discussion and refl ection. His workillumines how Christians through the ages have understood Jesus,salvation, and human reconciliation with God.

The thirteen figures include Isaiah, Luke, Paul, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Anselm, Martin Luther, John Calvin, Albrecht Ritschl, Karl Barth, Rudolf Bultmann, Jon Sobrino, and Rosemary Radford Ruether.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Time Line
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  1. Abbreviations
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. Isaiah and the Redemption of Israel
  2. pp. 5-18
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  1. 2. The Divine Plan of Salvation in the Writings of Luke
  2. pp. 19-33
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  1. 3. Christ Crucified and Risen in the Letters of Paul
  2. pp. 34-48
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  1. 4. The Redemption of "Man" in the Thought of Irenaeus
  2. pp. 49-63
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  1. 5. Gregory of Nyssa and the Union of Divine and Human Natures
  2. pp. 64-75
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  1. 6. Anselm and the Satisfaction of Divine Justice
  2. pp. 76-87
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  1. 7. Christ as Redeemer from Sin, Death, and the Devil in the Thought of Martin Luther
  2. pp. 88-102
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  1. 8. Christ Our Righteousness in John Calvin's Institutes
  2. pp. 103-115
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  1. 9. Albrecht Ritschl and the Kingdom of God
  2. pp. 116-129
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  1. 10. Karl Barth's Doctrine of Reconciliation
  2. pp. 130-140
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  1. 11. Rudolf Bultmann and the Proclamation of the Word of the Cross
  2. pp. 141-153
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  1. 12. Jon Sobrino and the Crucified People
  2. pp. 154-168
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  1. 13. Salvation as Liberation from Patriarchy in the Thought of Rosemary Radford Ruether
  2. pp. 169-182
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  1. Conclusion
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Notes
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  1. Additional Resources
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  1. Glossary
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  1. Index
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781451405989
Related ISBN
9780800662165
MARC Record
OCLC
1204663848
Pages
234
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-13
Language
English
Open Access
No
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