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by Paul Wells

Author: Paul Wells
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Christian Focus; Revised edition edition (January 20, 2006)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Christian Books
Rating: 4.9
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unwraps the various words and their meaning in this substantial treatment. This is a satisfying book about the atonement, written by a man of God who lives in the biblical text, and yet is in close touch with the real world and today's church. Concepts such as love, Justice, Mediator, Violence, Sacrifice, and many move from the basis of the book but he also interacts with modern objections of Atonement of atonement showing a deep insight into how the atonement is relevant to post-modern culture. Who can fail to profit from a book like this?" - Stuart Olyott, Pastoral Director, Evangelical Movement of Wales.

The post-modern society is so focussed on the internal life of the individual that it makes the significance of the cross a difficult concept to grasp. Even Christians are trying to find alternative ways of explaining it - some have abandoned the concept of atonement entirely. Jesus, though, is far more than a victim.

The word atonement in the Authorized Version of the Bible is an Old . To atone for means to make amends. Some books of fiction about the Death of Christ have come into my hands.

The word atonement in the Authorized Version of the Bible is an Old Testament term. It appears only once in the New Testament (Romans 5:11) where it is translated reconciliation in the Revised Version. In the Bible atonement is associated with man’s sin. God commanded Israel to set aside one day each year, the tenth day of the seventh month, which He called the day of atonement (Leviticus 16:29-30; 23:27-28). They have a tendency to leave the mind in the dangerous state of dreamy unreality and poetic imagination.

Biblical, clear and cogent are the words that came to mind on first reading this book

Biblical, clear and cogent are the words that came to mind on first reading this book. The passing of time has also made it indisputable that this book is a classic which is profound in a way that few evangelical books have been in recent years. And this is what Stott argues throughout the course of the whole work; namely, that the biblical doctrine of atonement is substitutionary from beginning to end. He achieves this goal, and in doing so, offers not only a theological work that enflames the intellect, but inspires the heart to worship God for the sacrifice and love that he has so graciously demonstrated and effected.

The ransom theory of atonement is one of the main doctrines in Christian theology relating to the meaning and effect of the death of Jesus Christ. It originated in the early Church, particularly in the work of Origen.

The word atonement, which is almost the only theological term of English . unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven.

The word atonement, which is almost the only theological term of English origin, has a curious history. The verb "atone", from the adverbial phrase "at one" (. at oon), at first meant to reconcile, or make "at one"; from this it came to denote the action by which such reconciliation was effected, . satisfaction for all offense or an injury.

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Curiouslyhe illustrateshis own words, used in criticismof a remarkof Schmiedel's: The doctrine of the atonement restated 78. The forensictheoryof atonement,as it is called, is not unrelatedto the ethico-mystical; it is not parallel to it; it is not a mistaken ad hominemor rather ad Phariseum mode of thought which ought to be displaced by the other; it has the essential eternal truth in it by which and by which alone the experiencesare. 2 The italics are the author's.

The Atonement is the foundation of the Gospel; it is the root from which all its ramifications spring, and upon the correctness of our views on this subject . This holds more especially in regard to the doctrine of the Atonement.

The Atonement is the foundation of the Gospel; it is the root from which all its ramifications spring, and upon the correctness of our views on this subject, depend, under God, our true or false apprehensions of every part of the revelation of mercy.

They challenge us because even when we understand them the best we can from a biblical viewpoint, there is still a lot left over

They challenge us because even when we understand them the best we can from a biblical viewpoint, there is still a lot left over. There is still the inscrutable reality of the incomprehensible mind of God. And there are always going to be things that just don’t quite resolve completely to us. Every doctrinal symphony is, in some ways, an unfinished symphony. Certainly, the doctrine of the extent of the atonement is one of those doctrines that takes us way beyond where we will be comfortable to go. It stretches our minds to the breaking point. It takes our theology out to the perimeter of our tolerances.

The post-modern society is so focussed on the internal life of the individual that it makes the significance of the cross a difficult concept to grasp. Even Christians are trying to find alternative ways of explaining it - some have abandoned the concept of atonement entirely.

Jesus, though, is far more than a victim. When God receives and approves the condemned Jesus he transcends the world of oppressor and victim to create a new humanity, capable of new kinds of relationships. Atonement speaks of a transition from brokenness, alienation and the death of love to a place of restoration, healing, and wholeness. A place that holds out hope for deepening friendships and mutual confidence - the exact same things the post-modern mind is lacking, and is looking for.