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The Wondrous Cross : Christian Doctrine In Historical Perspective - Stephen R. Holmes

The Wondrous Cross

Christian Doctrine In Historical Perspective

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An accessible defence of the view that we need multiple metaphors for how the cross saves us (including penal substitution). In this book Stephen Holmes offers an accessible and authoritative account of the way the saving work of Jesus is presented in the Bible, and has been understood throughout Christian history. In particular, the book offers background to the current debates about penal substitutionary atonement by looking at that idea in biblical and historical perspective. Holmes argues that we can, and should, continue to talk of the cross in penal substitutionary terms, if we understand this as one of many complimentary descriptions of the salvation we find in Christ.

Stephen R. Holmes is a Baptist Minister and Lecturer in Theology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland

'Crucifixion to the World through the Cross of Christ'p. ix
Prefacep. xi
'Beneath the Cross of Jesus'p. 1
'Promised in the Faithful Word'p. 15
'Come and See the King of Love'p. 29
'Tell me the Old, Old Story'p. 44
'See all Your Sins on Jesus Laid!'p. 59
'Who Can Ever Say They Understand?'p. 74
'Sovereign One Who Died'p. 87
'Overwhelmed by the Mystery'p. 102
'Till all I do Speaks of You'p. 116
Appendixp. 122
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ISBN: 9781842275412
ISBN-10: 1842275410
Series: Christian Doctrine In Historical Perspective
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 130
Published: 1st May 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 14.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.19