Atonement, Justice, and Peace: The Message of the Cross and the Mission of the Church

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Dec 29, 2011 - Religion - 668 pages
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In this substantial study Darrin W. Snyder Belousek offers a comprehensive and critical examination of penal substitution, the most widely accepted evangelical Protestant theory of atonement, and presents a biblically grounded, theologically orthodox alternative.

Attending to all of the relevant biblical texts and engaging with the full spectrum of scholarship, Belousek systematically develops a biblical theory of atonement that centers on restorative -- rather than retributive -- justice. He also shows how Christian thinking on atonement correlates with major global concerns such as economic justice, capital punishment, "the war on terror," and ethnic and religious conflicts. Thorough and clearly structured, this book demonstrates how a return to biblical cruciformity can radically transform Christian mission, social justice, and peacemaking.
 

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Contents

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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XVIII
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XIX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XLI
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLIX
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LII
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LIII
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About the author (2011)

Darrin W. Snyder Belousek is lecturer in philosophy and religion at Ohio Northern University.

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