Atonement and Metaphor: Imagining the Kingdom of God [A Kingdom Praxis Solo (eBook)]

Thinking Theologically About…Atonement and MetaphorChristians have long reflected upon the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a means of atonement. Over time, atonement has been articulated through several motifs including Christus Victor, satisfaction, moral influence, and penal substitution. Hans Boersma has proposed a modified evangelical account of atonement that brings important correctives to the

Thinking Theologically About…Atonement and Metaphor
Christians have long reflected upon the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a means of atonement. Over time, atonement has been articulated through several motifs including Christus Victor, satisfaction, moral influence, and penal substitution. Hans Boersma has proposed a modified evangelical account of atonement that brings important correctives to the penal substitutionary view while also incorporating the other major motifs through the concept of theological metaphor, the “recapitulation” of Irenaeus, and N. T. Wright’s notion of the reconstitution of Israel. This eBook seeks to summarize Boersma’s view and apply it to the kingdom of God.

About KingdomPraxis Solos
KingdomPraxis Solos are individual content pieces that are too long to be an article and too short to be a book. Each Solo covers a pertinent theological concept taking the reader on a brief informational journey. They are short reads, usually about 30 minutes, which will provide you with pertinent information about the subject and interactive questions to help you start a conversation with your friends.



Meet the Author
Bill HorstBill Horst is an aspiring Bible teacher and scholar living in Seattle, WA. He received a MA in Theology from Seattle Pacific Seminary in 2011 with a Christian Scripture emphasis, and plans to begin a PhD program in New Testament studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in the fall of 2012.

Bill’s particular areas of interest include the theological interpretation of Scripture, a canonical approach, intertextuality, second-temple Judaism, pneumatology, fallenness, inclusion and exclusion, charismatic and Pentecostal studies, and issues pertaining to the poor and lowly.

Bill has been married to his wife Danae since 2007. Bill is presently studying at Fuller Seminary working on his PhD.

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