The Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition by Colin E. GuntonThe Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition by Colin E. Gunton

The Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian Tradition

byColin E. Gunton

Paperback | December 6, 2003

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In a reissue of a masterly examination of both the Christian doctrine of Atonement and the nature and working of theological language, Professor Gunton reassesses the doctrine and the language in which it is expressed in the light of modern scholarly developments. He explains how the traditional metaphors of Atonement, drawn from the battlefield, the altar and the law courts, all express something of the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus-and examines their bearing on human life in today's world.
Colin E. Gunton was Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, London, UK, and a Minister of the United Reformed Church.
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Title:The Actuality of Atonement: A Study of Metaphor, Rationality and the Christian TraditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:236 pages, 8.49 × 5.43 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.49 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:December 6, 2003Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0567080900

ISBN - 13:9780567080905

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In a reissue of a masterly examination of both the Christian doctrine of Atonement and the nature and working of theological language, Professor Gunton reassesses the doctrine and the language in which it is expressed in the light of modern scholarly developments. He explains how the traditional metaphors of Atonement, drawn from the battlefield, the altar and the law courts, all express something of the meaning of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus-and examines their bearing on human life in today's world.

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'. . . a thought-provoking challenge for all Christians'. Christoph Schw¿bel