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Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement

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Overview

Gustaf Aulen’s classic work, Christus Victor, has long been a standard text on the atonement. Aulen applies a “history of ideas” methodology to historical theology in tracing the development of three views of the atonement. Aulen asserts that in traditional histories of the doctrine of the atonement only two views have usually been presented, the objective/Anselmian and the subjective/Aberlardian views. According to Aulen, however, there is another type of atonement doctrine in which Christ overcomes the hostile powers that hold humanity in subjection, at the same time that God in Christ reconciles the world to Himself. This view he calls the “classic” concept of the atonement. Because of its predominance in the New Testament, in patristic writings, and in the theology of Luther, Aulen holds that the classic type may be called the distinctively Christian idea of the atonement.

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Key Features

  • Provides historical-critical analyses of Christianity’s primary atonement theories
  • Examines the contextual factors that led to the development of various theories
  • Argues stronly in favor of the “classic” theory of Christ’s atonement

Contents

  • The Problem and Its Answers
  • Irenaeus
  • The Fathers in East and West
  • The New Testament
  • The Middle Ages
  • Luther
  • Since the Reformation
  • The Three Types
  • Title: Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement
  • Author: Gustaf Aulén
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock
  • Print Publication Date: 2003
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Atonement › History of doctrines
  • ISBN: 9781592443307
  • Resource ID: LLS:CHRISTUSVICTOR
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-06-06T00:06:21Z

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Gustaf Aulen (1879–1977) was a distinguished Swedish theologian, Lutheran bishop, educator, lecturer, writer, and leader of the ecumenical movement. A leader of the Lundsian School of Theology, Aulen gained popularity for his immensley influential work Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three Main Types of the Idea of Atonement, a historical examination of the doctrine of atonement.

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