All stores are open, see our trading hours
FREE SHIPPING FOR AUSTRALIAN WEB ORDERS OVER $99
WISHLISTS
All stores are open, see our trading hours

A Community Called Atonement (#01 in Living Theology Series)

Paperback|Aug 2007
Product Rating: 0

$34.99

Over the centuries the church developed a number of metaphors, such as penal substitution or the ransom theory, to speak about Christ's death on the cross and the theological concept of the atonement. Yet too often, says Scot McKnight, Christians...


In Stock
1 available

Expected to ship within 4 hours from Australia.

Free Shipping
for orders over $99.

You May Also Like

The Hum of Angels Hardback
$29.99
$29.99
in stock
The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited Paperback
$22.99
$22.99
in stock
A Fellowship of Differents Paperback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
The Story of the Christ Paperback
$34.99
$34.99
in stock
One Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow Paperback
One Life: Jesus Calls, We Follow
Paperback
(2)Rated 5 stars out of 5
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
Perspectives on Paul: Five Views Paperback
$39.99
$39.99
in stock

Over the centuries the church developed a number of metaphors, such as penal substitution or the ransom theory, to speak about Christ's death on the cross and the theological concept of the atonement. Yet too often, says Scot McKnight, Christians have held to the supremacy of one metaphor over against the others, to their detriment. He argues instead that to plumb the rich theological depths of the atonement, we must consider all the metaphors of atonement and ask whether they each serve a larger purpose.

A Community Called Atonement is a constructive theology that not only values the church's atonement metaphors but also asserts that the atonement fundamentally shapes the life of the Christian and of the church. That is, Christ identifies with humans to call us into a community that reflects God's love (the church)--but that community then has the responsibility to offer God's love to others through missional practices of justice and fellowship, living out its life together as the story of God's reconciliation. Scot McKnight thus offers an accessible, thought-provoking theology of atonement that engages the concerns of those in the emerging church conversation and will be of interest to all those in the church and academy who are listening in.
Publisher.


-Publisher

McKnight discusses the value of the church's atonement metaphors, asserting that the theory of atonement fundamnetally shapes the life of the Christian and of the church. He contends that while Christ calls humanity into a community that reflects God's love, that community then has a responsibility to offer God's love to others.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 267536
  • Product Code 0687645549
  • EAN 9780687645541
  • Pages 177
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Salvation
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2007
  • Sales Rank 30112
  • Dimensions 228 x 182 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.290kg

Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.
His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.


His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).

Bestsellers in Theology

What's So Important About the Cross Paperback
$13.96
$13.96
in stock
Five Points: Towards a Deeper Experience of God's Grace Paperback
$12.99
$12.99
in stock
Only Jesus: What It Really Means to Be Saved Hardback
$19.99
$19.99
in stock
What is Reformed Theology?: Understanding the Basics Paperback
$24.99
$24.99
in stock
Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification Paperback
$33.99
$33.99
in stock
The Cross of Christ (With Study Guide) Hardback
$23.33
$34.99
$23.33
$34.99
in stock