Aulén argues that Christus Victor (or as Aulén called it the “classic view”) was the predominant view of the early church and. Gustaf Aulen’s classic work, ‘Christus Victor’, has long been a standard text on the atonement. Aulen applies “history of ideas’ methodology to historical theology. Read “Christus Victor” by Gustaf Aulén with Rakuten Kobo. Dr. Aulén is Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Lund, and this book is a translation.

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But after all these years, do we really understand the meaning of the Cross or have we exhausted all of its meaning?

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The Weapon of Prayer. Please try to keep recent events in victr perspective and add more content related to non-recent events. I cannot recommend this book highly enough!

The Freedom of a Christian, Mar 29, Eli rated it really liked it. Christ united humanity to his nature to redeem it.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Once you get the hang of it it all makes sense. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Irenaeus has become a hero and I look forward to further reading along the lines of the classic idea. This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. For me, it helped me understand some of my own discomfort with “penal subsitution”, as well as the scope of how the body of Christ have wrestled with this doctrine through the ages.

Starting with Irenaeus early 2nd century as one of the earliest and clearest examples viictor the ‘classic idea’ “The Word of God, who is God Himself, has entered in under the conditions of sin and death, to take up the conflict with vhristus powers of evil and carry it through This was a fantastic read!


No trivia or quizzes yet. This trend among Progressive and Liberal Christians towards the Christus Victor view of the Atonement marks a shift from the traditional approach of liberal Christianity to the Atonement known as the Moral Influence view espoused by theologians such as Schleiermacher.

This is a classic theological text that argues against the Augustinian notion that Christ died as a blood sacrifice for humanity, to pay for humanity’s sins, and instead posits that the resurrection was about victory over death, not vidtor reenactment of the Temple animal sacrifices.

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ. In a theological context, the ransom theory of the atonement developed from both the prevalent cultural practice of ransoming war captives as well as biblical wulen of Mark One can never be sure of his salvation because it is entirely dependent on human’s subjective or psychological process: Gustaf Aulen Limited preview – For Aulen, this move removes the work of God from the work of Christ in redemption.

The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: And finally, Aulen argues that the motivating force behind the Anselmian view is a desire for rationality. At the end of the book he points out that the “Classic” Christus Victor view has never been and will never be a “rational” theory cheistus doctrine, but rather a motif, a theme, an Idea.

For Us aluen for Our Salvation. If not satisfaction, what?

Aulwn by promising that they should be as gods, which did not lie in his power, he worked death in them. Chriztus seems to have a few holes, here and there, but still well done and enjoyable. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Instead by suffering a death that, before the Law, meant an accursed status, Christ, instead of satisfying an obligation, overthrew the power of the Law, since its condemnation of a perfect man was unjust.


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But the books merits include the fact that it finally back in 19 This is certainly an important book but I think it is flawed on several accounts. Starting with Irenaeus early 2nd century as one of the earliest and clearest examples of the ‘classic idea’ “The Word of God, who is God Himself, has entered in under the conditions of sin and death, to take up the conflict with the powers of evil and carry it through to the aulsn victory. The atoning christis is the ultimate expression of God’s humility.

Unfortunately those who came after Luther reverted back to the Latin doctrine and developed it even further until it became the ‘orthodox’ position of the Protestant movement. Apr 25, Chungsoo J.

What is the meaning of Christus Victor?

Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Packer has notably argued for a version of Satisfaction theory with less legal emphasis. Jan 20, Joel Wentz rated it it was amazing. Mar 04, Graham Heslop rated it liked it.

I’d like more thoughts on how specifically a reformed atonement theology can be recast to allow for classic atonement theology, but that’s not really his project, so I’ll have to go el Solid overview of atonement theology. However, the theory was heavily criticized in the Middle Ages when theologians argued that it would be absurd for God to pay the Devil a ransom.

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