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Sacrifice and Redemption : Durham Essays in Theology - S. W. Sykes

Sacrifice and Redemption

Durham Essays in Theology

By: S. W. Sykes (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th June 1991
ISBN: 9780521340335
Number Of Pages: 352

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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 sacrificial language have in modern times given rise to great unease, and examine, in particular, the Catholic tradition of the eucharistic sacrifice, a tradition that 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.

List of contributors
Prefatory note
Introduction
Sacrifice and holiness
Sacrifice and world order: some observations on ben Sira's attitude to the temple service
Paul's understanding of the death of Jesus as sacrifice
Hebrews: the final sacrifice
St Athanasius on Christ's sacrifice
The doctrine of sacrifice: Augustine and the Latin patristic tradition
Sacrifice in the early East Syrian eucharistic tradition
On eucharistic sacrifice in the middle ages
The sacrifice of the mass at the Council of Trent
Sacrifice in Puritan typology
The conscious and the unconscious sacrifice: Kierkegaard on art, suffering and religion
Pearse's sacrifice: Christ and Cuchulain crucified and risen in the Easter Rising, 1916
The concept of sacrifice in Anglican social ethics Alan
Eucharistic sacrifice: the problem of how to use a liturgical metaphor, with special reference to Simone Weil
The semantics of sacrifice
Outline of a theology of sacrifice
Christ died for us: reflections on the sacrificial language of salvation
Index of biblical and ancient references
Index of persons
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ISBN: 9780521340335
ISBN-10: 0521340330
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th June 1991
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.69

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