God's Being in Reconciliation: The Theological Basis of the Unity and Diversity of the Atonement in the Theology of Karl Barth

Front Cover
Bloomsbury Publishing, Mar 1, 2012 - Religion - 240 pages
0 Reviews
One of the most pressing issues in the doctrine of the atonement today is the question of the unity and diversity of the work of Christ. What are we to make of the diversity within the biblical witness and the history of doctrine when it comes to explanations of the meaning and significance of Jesus' death and resurrection? Without a grasp of the unity of his work, our understanding and use of the diversity runs the risk of becoming haphazard and disordered. Proposals regarding the unity of Christ's work today tend to focus on the metaphorical nature of language, the role of culture, and various possible conceptual schemes, rarely reflecting on unity and diversity proper to the being God.

To fill this gap, Johnson draws on Karl Barth's integrated account of the doctrines of God and reconciliation, harnessing the resources contained within the doctrines of the Trinity and divine perfections to energize a properly theological account of the unity and diversity of the atonement.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Gods Being in Act and the Doctrine of the Atonement
Excursus on Trinity and Election
Atonement and Attributes
Atonement and
A Temple Theory of the Atonement

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Adam Johnson received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA, and is an associate professor of theology at Cedarville University, USA. He has published articles in IJST and JETS.

Bibliographic information