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Cross WordsThe Biblical Doctrine of the Atonement

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The Biblical Doctrine of the Atonement

Paul Wells
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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.

Paul Wells

About Paul Wells

Paul Wells is adjunct dean of the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en- Provence France and editor of La Revue réformée. After working in France as a theological educator for many years, he now lives in Sussex and is also a director of the Greenwich school of theology.

Specifications

  • Author: Paul Wells
  • Release Date: January 2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781845501181
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Bible Study > Theology > Soteriology

Endorsements

"Paul Wells...unwraps the various words and their meaning in this substantial treatment. 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."

Dee Cornell, CLC World, CLC

'Paul is emerging as one of the premier evangelical theologians of our day. Cross Words is at once accessible and erudite.'

William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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