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Sacrifice and Redemption

S W Sykes (Ed)

Sacrifice and Redemption

S W Sykes (Ed)

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These essays explore the role sacrificial metaphor has to play in theological interpretation of the death of Christ, and ask whether such a metaphor makes sense today. They make clear that the political and psychological connotations of sacrifical language have in modern times given rise to great unease, and examine, in particular, the Catholic tradition of the eucharistic sacrifice, a tradition which was vigorously challenged at the Reformation. Looking at the various controversies from a variety of perspectives, the contributions to the book have a pronounced ecumenical slant, and illuminate sacrifice at the major, formative moments in history, from Old Testament times to contemporary theology. As a whole the collection suggests that claims to an ecumenical consensus are premature; that sacrificial language in the Christian tradition is more complex than is often supposed; but that, finally, the role of sacrifice in Christian thought is still vital in coming to terms with Christianity in the modern world.

- Publisher This collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: When Christians speak of the death of Christ as a sacrifice what have they meant and does it make sense today? The political and psychological connotations of sacrificial language have in modern times given rise to great unease. The book contains studies of these difficult and controversial matters at the formative moments in history, from Old Testament times to contemporary theology. The variety of points of view expressed reflects the diversity of modern approaches to this topic.

- Publisher

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These essays explore the role sacrificial metaphor has to play in theological interpretation of the death of Christ, and ask whether such a metaphor makes sense today. They make clear that the political and psychological connotations of sacrifical language have in modern times given rise to great unease, and examine, in particular, the Catholic tradition of the eucharistic sacrifice, a tradition which was vigorously challenged at the Reformation. Looking at the various controversies from a variety of perspectives, the contributions to the book have a pronounced ecumenical slant, and illuminate sacrifice at the major, formative moments in history, from Old Testament times to contemporary theology. As a whole the collection suggests that claims to an ecumenical consensus are premature; that sacrificial language in the Christian tradition is more complex than is often supposed; but that, finally, the role of sacrifice in Christian thought is still vital in coming to terms with Christianity in the modern world.
- Publisher

This collection of essays seeks to answer the following question: When Christians speak of the death of Christ as a sacrifice what have they meant and does it make sense today? The political and psychological connotations of sacrificial language have in modern times given rise to great unease. The book contains studies of these difficult and controversial matters at the formative moments in history, from Old Testament times to contemporary theology. The variety of points of view expressed reflects the diversity of modern approaches to this topic.
- Publisher

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction S. W. Sykes
  • 1. Sacrifice And Holiness D. R. Jones
  • 2. Sacrifice And World Order: Some Observations On Ben Sira's Attitude To
  • The Temple Service R. Hayward
  • 3. Paul's Understanding Of The Death Of Jesus J. D. G. Dunn
  • 4. Hebrews: The Final Sacrifice A. N. Chester
  • 5. St Athanasius On Christ's Sacrifice G. D. Dragas
  • 6. The Doctrine Of Sacrifice: Augustine And The Later Patristic Tradition
  • G. Bonner
  • 7. Sacrifice In The Early East Syrian Eucharistic Tradition A. Gelston
  • 8. Eucharistic Sacrifice In The Middle Ages P. J. Fitzpatrick
  • 9. Sacrifice In Puritan Typology S. Hardman Moore
  • 10. The Sacrifice Of The Mass At The Council Of Trent J. Mchugh
  • 11. The Conscious And The Unconscious Sacrifice: Kierkegaard On Art,
  • Suffering And Religion G. Pattison
  • 12. Pearse's Sacrifice: Christ And Cuchulain Crucified And Risen In The
  • Easter Rising, 1916 S. W. Gilley
  • 13. The Concept Of Sacrifice In Anglican Social Ethics A. M. Suggate
  • 14. Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Problem Of How To Use A Liturgical
  • Metaphor, With Special Reference To Simone Weil A. L. Loades
  • 15. The Semantics Of Sacrifice E. Hulmes
  • 16. Outline Of A Theology Of Sacrifice S. W. Sykes
  • 17. Christ Died For Us: Reflections On The Sacrificial Language Of
  • Salvation I. U. Dalferth.

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  • Catalogue Code 87183
  • Product Code 0521340330
  • EAN 9780521340335
  • Pages 352
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Salvation
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Jun 1991
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.690kg

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