So Great a Salvation

So Great a Salvation : A Dialogue on the Atonement in Hebrews

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This volume presents a dialogue between historians, exegetes, and theologians on the background and key themes of the atonement in Hebrews. Presenting a range of differing perspectives and contributing to the renewed conversation between biblical and theological scholarship, the argument is structured in two parts: contexts and themes within Hebrews.

Focusing on atonement not only in the Old Testament but also in the Greco-Roman world, and touching on themes such as sacrifice, plight and solution, and faith, these contributions shed light on the concept of the atonement in a directly scriptural way. The whole is a definitive collection of studies on the atonement in Hebrews that will be of service well beyond the confines of Hebrews' specialists, a collection as important for what it says about the atonement and the 21st century church as for what it says about Hebrews.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 649g
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0567656624
  • 9780567656629
  • 1,311,469

Table of contents

List of Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Preface and Acknowledgments

Part One: Contexts

Chapter 1: Atonement in Ancient Israel: The Whole Burnt Offering as Central to Israel's Cult - L. Michael Morales, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, USA
Chapter 2: Putting Words in His Mouth: The Son Speaks in Hebrews - Karen H. Jobes, Wheaton College and Graduate School, USA
Chapter 3: The Origins of Hebrews' High Priest Christology: A Conundrum Revisited - Nicholas Perrin, Wheaton College, USA
Chapter 4: Jesus's Atoning Sacrifice in Hebrews and Atonement of Sin in the Greco-Roman World - Eckhard J. Schnabel, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, USA
Chapter 5: The Epistle to the Hebrews in Patristic Trinitarian and Christological Doctrine - Khaled Anatolios, University of Notre Dame, USA

Part Two: Themes

Chapter 6: "Mediator of a New Covenant": Atonement and Christology in Hebrews - Daniel J. Treier, Wheaton College Graduate School, USA
Chapter 7: Blood, Death, and Sacrifice in the Epistle to the Hebrews According to Thomas Aquinas - Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary, USA
Chapter 8: Living and Active: The Exalted Prophet in the Epistle to the Hebrews - Michael Allen, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, USA
Chapter 9: It Is Not Finished: Jesus's Perpetual Atoning Work as the Heavenly High Priest in Hebrews - David M. Moffitt, University of St Andrews, UK
Chapter 10: Plight and Solution: Hebrews and the Invitation to Rest - Mark S. Gignilliat, Beeson Divinity School, USA
Chapter 11: Hebrews and the Jewish Law - Matthew Thiessen, McMaster University, Canada
Chapter 12: Promises to the Son: Covenant and Atonement in Hebrews - Amy Peeler, Wheaton College, USA
Chapter 13: Time and Atonement in Hebrews - George H. Guthrie, Regent College, Canada
Chapter 14: Space and Atonement in Hebrews - Cynthia L. Westfall, McMaster Divinity College, Canada
Chapter 15: Faith in Hebrews and Its Relationship to Soteriology: An Interpretation in the Context of the Concept of Fides in Roman Culture - Gabriella Gelardini, Nord University, Norway
Chapter 16: The Church and Atonement in Hebrews - Harold W. Attridge, Yale Divinity School, USA

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Review quote

This impressive collection of essays is notable not only for its all-star cast of contributors, but also for its robust engagement with a remarkable range of contexts and themes integral to study of the atonement in Hebrews. And the way it sets side by side historical analysis, exegetical inquiry, and theological reflection is as rare as it is welcome. * Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA * The sermon to the Hebrews has been, and remains, both a challenge for interpreters and a seemingly inexhaustible source of theological wisdom. This important book brings theologians and biblical scholars together to explore ways in which good interpretation informs theology and theology helps guide interpretation. It contains a treasure trove of insights that offer a deeper understanding of the sermon's compelling vision of Christ and the salvation he provides. This is a book to which I shall return again and again. * Thomas H. McCall, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA *
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About Jon C. Laansma

Jon C. Laansma is Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA.

George H. Guthrie is Professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Cynthia Long Westfall is Associate Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Canada.
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