Published Date:24th November 1994
Dimensions:136 X 212 X 14 mm
Illustrations:black & white illustrations
Addresses the debate about how exactly the human race was reconciled to God, and provides an explanation of the Atonement. Avoiding metaphor and myth and the pitfalls of the theory of placating an angry God, Winter offers a solution which is compatible with the scriptures and tradition.
There has been much debate about the Atonement but the main problems remain unresolved and theologians are divided. Consequently, a cogent account of how exactly the human race was reconciled to God is still lacking. By analyzing the New Testament, the theologians of the early Church, St Anselm's theory of satisfaction and more modern thinkers, Michael Winter provides an explanation of the Atonement which avoids metaphor and myth and the pitfalls of the theory of placating an angry God. He offers an intellectual solution which is compatible with the scriptures and tradition, as well as being acceptable to the reasonable expectations of the modern world.