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* Aspects of the Atonement: Cross & Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity (I Howard Marshall) Hardcover Book, (Paternoster Press, 2007) 9781606570241
* Aspects of the Atonement: Cross & Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity (I Howard Marshall) Hardcover Book, (Paternoster Press, 2007) 9781606570241
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Title: * Aspects of the Atonement: Cross & Resurrection in the Reconciling of God and Humanity

Author: Marshall, I Howard

Publisher: Paternoster Press; Publication Date: 2007

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781606570241

Volumes: 1; Pages: 154

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The Christian understanding of the meaning of the death of Jesus Christ and its relationship to the salvation of sinful humanity is currently the subject of intense debate and criticism. The papers covering this important area are expanded versions of the 2006 series of Chuen King Lectures given in the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the first two chapters, I. Howard Marshall discusses the nature of the human plight in relation to the judgment of God and then offers a nuanced defence of the doctrine of the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ for sinners. The third chapter examines the place of the resurrection of Christ as an integral part of the process whereby sinners are put in the right with God. In the final chapter argues that in our communication of the gospel today the New Testament concept of reconciliation may be the most comprehensive and apt expression of the lasting significance of the death of Christ.

Contents

1. The penalty of sin. Some basic affirmations; The use of metaphor; The language of judgement, wrath and punishment; The New Testament concept of future judgement; The nature of judgement and penalties

2. The substitutionary death of Jesus. The holiness and love of God: the nature of atonement; The underlying principles; An angry and violent God?

3. "Raised for our justification". The place of the resurrection in the gospel; The relationship between the death and resurrection of Jesus; Understanding Romans 4:25; The theological significance of Romans 4:25

4. Reconciliation: its centrality and relevance; The place of the doctrine; Thematic treatments of reconciliation in the Pauline letters; Peace; Forgiveness; A pattern exemplified; Other models of salvation; A comparison of models; The social implications of reconciliation.
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