T&T Clark Companion to Atonement

T&T Clark Companion to Atonement

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The T&T Clark Companion to Atonement establishes a vision for the doctrine of the atonement as a unified yet extraordinarily rich event calling for the church's full appropriation. Most edited volumes on this doctrine focus on one aspect of the work of Christ (for example, Girard, Feminist thought, Penal Substitution or divine violence). The Companion is unique in that every essay seeks to both appropriate and stimulate the church's understanding of the manifold nature of Christ's death and resurrection.

The essays are divided into four main sections: 1) dogmatic location, 2) chapters on the Old and New Testaments, 3) major theologians and 4) contemporary developments. The first set of essays explore the inter-relationship between the atonement and other Christian doctrines (for example Trinity, Christology and Pneumatology), opening up yet further avenues of inquiry. Essays on key theologians eschew reductionism, striving to bring out the nuances and breadth of the contribution. The same is true of the biblical essays. The final section explores more recent developments within the doctrine (for example the work of Rene Girard, and the ongoing reflection on "Holy Saturday").

The book is comprised of 18 major essays, and an A-Z section containing shorter dictionary-length entries on a much broader range of topics. The result is a combination of in-depth analysis and breadth of scope, making this a benchmark work for further studies in the doctrine.
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  • Hardback | 874 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 53.34mm | 1,397g
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 056756553X
  • 9780567565532
  • 549,166

Table of contents


1. Atonement: The State of the Doctrine, Adam Johnson (Biola University, USA)
2. These Three Atone: Trinity and Atonement, Fred Sanders (Biola University, USA)
3. Atonement and Incarnation, Ivor J. Davidson (formerly St Andrews University, UK
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4. Resurrection and Atonement in the Theology of Thomas T.F. Torrance, Paul D. Molnar (St John's University in New York, USA)
5. The Atonement and the Holy Spirit, Christopher R.J. Holmes (University of Otago, New Zealand)
6. God's Reconciling Work: Atonement in the Old Testament, Stephen B. Chapman (Duke Divinity School, USA)
7. Theologies of the Atonement in the New Testament, Joel B. Green (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA)
8. Athanasius's Incarnational Soteriology, Thomas G. Weinandy (St Paul Center for Biblical Theology, USA)
9. St Gregory of Nyssa on the Dynamics of Salvation, John A. McGuckin (Colombia University, USA)
10. Anselmian Atonement, Katherine Sonderegger (Virginia Theological Seminary, USA)
11. Love and the Atonement in Aquinas' Pauline Commentaries, Charles Raith II (John Brown University, USA)
12. The Fury of Love: Calvin on the Atonement, Paul Dafydd Jones (University of Virginia, USA)
13. Karl Barth, Shannon Smythe (Seattle Pacific University, USA)
14. Christ's Descent Into Hell, Rodney Howsare (DeSales University, USA)
15. The Persistence of the Ransom Theory of the Atonement, Adam Kotsko (Shimer College, USA)
16. Penal Substitution, Stephen R. Holmes (University of St Andrews, UK)
17. Methodological Issues in Approaching the Atonement, Oliver Crisp (Fuller Theological Seminary, USA)
18. Crucified -So What? Feminist Re-Readings of the Cross-Event, Arnfriour Guomundsdottir (University of Iceland, Iceland)

19. 1st, 2nd and 3rd John by Matthew Jensen
20. Peter Abelard by Adam Johnson
21. Angels by Adam Johnson
22. Animals by David Clough
23. Apostolic Fathers by Harry Maier
24. Ascension by Andrew Burgess
25. Augustine by David Meconi
26. Aulen, Gustaf by Roland Spjuth
27. Baptism by Travis McMaken
28. Bernard of Clairvaux by Tony Lane
29. Blood by Eugene Rogers
30. Bonaventure by Andrew Salzmann
31. Bultmann by David Congdon
32. Campbell, John by Peter Stevenson
33. Catherine of Siena by Adam Eitel
34. Covenant by Jeremy Treat
35. Cranmer, Thomas by Scott Harrower
36. Creeds by Ash Cocksworth
37. Culture by Paul Metzger
38. Cyril of Alexandria by Donald Fairbairn
39. Ecclesiology by Joseph Mangina
40. Edwards, Jonathan by Gary Williams
41. Eschatology by Graham Cole
42. Eucharist by Scott Harrower
43. Exemplarism by Adam Kotsko
44. Expiation/Propitiation by Graham Cole
45. Forgiveness by Cynthia Rigsby
46. P.T. Forsyth by Jason Goroncy
47. Girard, Rene by Adam Johnson
48. Global Theology by Mark Baker
49. Gospel of John by Edward Klink
50. Grotius, Hugo by Gert Van den Brink
50. Gunton, Colin by Andrew Picard
51. Hebrews by David Moffitt
52. Hegel and FC Baure by Peter C. Hodgson
53. Historical Books by Richard Briggs
54. Ignatius of Antioch by Harry Maier
55. Imagination, the Arts and the Atonement by Trevor Hart
56. Imago Dei by Ryan Peterson
57. Impassibility by Daniel Castelo
58. Irenaeus by John Behr
59. James by Robert Wall
60. Justification by Allan Spence
61. Kant by Nathan Jacobs
62. Soren Kierkegaard by Murray Rae
63. Kingdom of God by Cynthia Rigby
64. Liberation Theology by Jules Martinex
65. Lombard, Peter by Gill Evans
66. Luke and Acts by Howard Marshall
67. Luther, Martin by Robert Kolb
68. Major Prophets by Mark Gignilliat
69. Matthew and Mark by Jonathan Pennington
70. Minor Prophets by Don Collett
71. Missions, Divine by Adonis Vidu
72. Moltmann, Jurgen by Matthias Grebe
73. Munus Triplex by Adam Johnson
74. Owen, John by Kelly Kapic
75. Pannenberg by Kent Eilers
76. Pastoral Ministry by Andrew Root
77. Pauline Epistles by Tim Gombis
78. Pentateuch by Alexander Desmond
79. Petrine Epistles by David Nienhius
80. Political Theology by Peter Leithart
81. Prayer by Ash Cocksworth
82. Problem of Evil by Matthias Grebe
83. Reconciliation by Tom Bennett
84. Reformed Scholastics by Brannon Ellis
85. Religious Pluralism by Veli-Matti Karkkainen
86. Representation by Jeanine Graham
87. Revelation by Joe Mangina
88. Ritschl by Matt Bruce
89. Santification by Ben Rhodes
90. Schleiermacher by Justin Stratis
91. Duns Scotus by Tom Ward
92. Sin by Adam Neder
93. Socinus, Faustus by Alan Gomes
94. Hugh of St. Victor by Gill Evans
95. Supra and Infra Lapsarianism by Edwin Van Driel
96. Theological Interpretation of Scripture by Scott Swain
97. Union with Christ by Mark Garcia
98. Universalism by Tom Greggs
99. Divine Violence by Adam Johnson
100. John Wesley by Tom McCall
101. Wisdom Literature by Craig Bartholomew
102. Wrath by Jeremy Wynne
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A valuable resource. [T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement] is now the most comprehensive, up-to-date, multi-author volume on the matter. ... Johnson has done everyone involved in the conversation around atonement a magnificent service. I'm sure I'll be returning to this volume time and time again. * Derek Rishmawy, Reformedish * You will not agree with everything you read, but everything you read will inspire-if you let it. * Reading Religion * Readers will find here a wonderful array of topics matched by a superb selection of contributors, largely Reformed or Evangelical but also including eminent Catholic and Orthodox scholars. Very few books are absolutely necessary, but this one is an exception. Adam Johnson has outdone himself by producing what is truly an absolutely necessary book for anyone studying the Atonement. * Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary, USA * This is simply the most comprehensive single volume on the saving significance of the cross of Christ of which I am aware. The line-up of contributors is excellent, and in these one hundred chapters (yes you read that correctly) there is much understanding: of biblical texts, historical figures, and theological concepts. If the doctrine of the atonement is indeed the church's act of worship, as the editor suggests, then this Companion is a living and lively sacrifice of praise, what the King James Version calls a 'reasonable service' (Rom 12:1). * Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA *
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About Adam J. Johnson

Adam J. Johnson received his PhD from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield IL, and is Associate Professor of Theology at the Torey Honors Institute, Biola University, USA.
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