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Defending substitution : an essay on atonement in Paul

Author: Simon J Gathercole
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2015]
Series: Acadia studies in Bible and theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent decades, the church and academy have witnessed intense debates concerning the concept of penal substitution to describe Christ's atoning sacrifice. Some claim it promotes violence, glorifies suffering and death, and amounts to divine child abuse. Others argue it plays a pivotal role in classical Christian doctrine. Here world-renowned New Testament scholar Simon Gathercole offers an exegetical and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paulus, Apostel Heiliger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon J Gathercole
ISBN: 9780801049774 0801049776
OCLC Number: 881440386
Description: 128 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction ; The importance of substitution ; Defining substitution: Christ in our place ; Criticisms of substitution --
Exegetical challenges to substitution ; The Tübingen understanding of representative "place-taking" ; Interchange in Christ ; Apocalyptic deliverance ; The omission or downplaying of "sins" --
Conclusion --
"Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures" (1 Cor. 15:3) ; The importance of 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ; "According to the Scriptures" ; Substitution in 1 Corinthians 15:3 ; Conclusion --
Excursus: An objection : why, then, do Christians still die? --
The vicarious death of Christ and classical parallels (Rom. 5:6-8) ; The translation of Romans 5:6-8 ; A sketch of the exegesis ; Vicarious deaths in classical tradition ; The comparison in Romans 5:6-8 ; Conclusion.
Series Title: Acadia studies in Bible and theology.
Responsibility: Simon Gathercole.

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A world-renowned New Testament scholar offers an exegetical and historical defense of the classical substitutionary view of the atonement.  Read more...

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