By Martyn John Smit,David Hilborn
Through a reappropriation of the traditional Christus Victor version of atonement, with its dramatic illustration of God's conflict with the devil, Smith proposes that Christian realizing of either God and salvation has to come back to its long-neglected prior in an effort to circulation ahead, either biblically and dynamically, into the future.
"In this well-researched learn at the atonement, Martyn Smith refuses to draw back from the demanding theological questions. Neither is he afraid to take a debatable stance. Insisting that theology's job is to permit the Scriptures to talk for themselves, Smith boldly claims that God frequently engages in acts of violence in his redemption of the world. The result's a powerful re-articulation and safety of the Christus Victor version of the atonement."
--Hans Boersma, J. I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College
Dr. Martyn J. Smith teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and non secular schooling at a college in England.
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