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So Great a Salvation: A Dialogue on the Atonement in Hebrews (Library of New Testament Studies | LNTS)

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This volume presents a dialogue between historians, exegetes, and theologians on the background and key themes of the atonement in Hebrews. Presenting a range of differing perspectives and contributing to the renewed conversation between biblical and theological scholarship, the argument is structured in two parts: contexts and themes within Hebrews.

Focusing on atonement not only in the Old Testament but also in the Greco-Roman world, and touching on themes such as sacrifice, plight and solution, and faith, these contributions shed light on the concept of the atonement in a directly scriptural way. The whole is a definitive collection of studies on the atonement in Hebrews that will be of service well beyond the confines of Hebrews' specialists, a collection as important for what it says about the atonement and the 21st century church as for what it says about Hebrews.

  • Explores the theme of “the great salvation” in Hebrews
  • Traces the historical, literary, and theological contexts for Hebrews’ rhetoric concerning the atonement
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach from Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox points of view

Part One: Contexts

  • Atonement in Ancient Israel: The Whole Burnt Offering as Central to Israel’s Cult - L. Michael Morales
  • Putting Words in His Mouth: The Son Speaks in Hebrews - Karen H. Jobes
  • The Origins of Hebrews’ High Priest Christology: A Conundrum Revisited - Nicholas Perrin
  • Jesus’s Atoning Sacrifice in Hebrews and Atonement of Sin in the Greco-Roman World - Eckhard J. Schnabel
  • The Epistle to the Hebrews in Patristic Trinitarian and Christological Doctrine -Khaled Anatolios

Part Two: Themes

  • “Mediator of a New Covenant”: Atonement and Christology in Hebrews - Daniel J. Treier
  • Blood, Death, and Sacrifice in the Epistle to the Hebrews According to Thomas Aquinas - Matthew Levering
  • Living and Active: The Exalted Prophet in the Epistle to the Hebrews - Michael Allen
  • It Is Not Finished: Jesus’s Perpetual Atoning Work as the Heavenly High Priest in Hebrews -David M. Moffitt
  • Plight and Solution: Hebrews and the Invitation to Rest - Mark S. Gignilliat
  • Hebrews and the Jewish Law -Matthew Thiessen
  • Promises to the Son: Covenant and Atonement in Hebrews - Amy Peeler
  • Time and Atonement in Hebrews - George H. Guthrie
  • Space and Atonement in Hebrews - Cynthia L. Westfall
  • Faith in Hebrews and Its Relationship to Soteriology: An Interpretation in the Context of the Concept of Fides in Roman Culture - Gabriella Gelardini
  • The Church and Atonement in Hebrews - Harold W. Attridge
  • Michael Allen
  • Khaled Anatolios
  • Harold W. Attridge
  • Gabriella Gelardini
  • Mark S. Gignilliat
  • George H. Guthrie
  • Karen H. Jobes
  • Jon C. Laansma
  • Matthew Levering
  • David M. Moffitt
  • L. Michael Morales
  • Amy Peeler
  • Nicholas Perrin
  • Eckhard J. Schnabel
  • Matthew Thiessen
  • Daniel J. Treier
  • Cynthia L. Westfall
This impressive collection of essays is notable not only for its all-star cast of contributors, but also for its robust engagement with a remarkable range of contexts and themes integral to study of the atonement in Hebrews. And the way it sets side by side historical analysis, exegetical inquiry, and theological reflection is as rare as it is welcome.

—Joel B. Green, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary, USA

The sermon to the Hebrews has been, and remains, both a challenge for interpreters and a seemingly inexhaustible source of theological wisdom. This important book brings theologians and biblical scholars together to explore ways in which good interpretation informs theology and theology helps guide interpretation. It contains a treasure trove of insights that offer a deeper understanding of the sermon's compelling vision of Christ and the salvation he provides. This is a book to which I shall return again and again.

—Thomas H. McCall, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and Director of the Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA

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Jon C. Laansma is Associate Professor of Ancient Languages and New Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois, USA

George H. Guthrie is Professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His scholarly interests have included the book of Hebrews, selected writings among the Pauline Epistles, use of the Old Testament in the New, and hermeneutics. His publications include The Structure of Hebrews: A Text-linguistic Analysis, Supplements to Novum Testamentum (E. J. Brill, 1994), the Hebrews section in the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, ed. G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson (Baker, 2007), 2 Corinthians in the Baker Exegetical Commentary series (Baker, 2015), and the NIV Application Commentary: Hebrews (Zondervan, 1998).

Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall is a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Denver Seminary.


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