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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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Gustaf was a professor at a college in Switzerland and taught historical dogma doctrine. To understand the older notions one might consider the chrisgus bases of them. Lee rated it it was amazing Shelves: The word “Redeeming” literally means “buying back.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

His treatment of Christian history is insightful and there is no doubt he knowledge of it and the significant contributors is brilliantly broad. Christ’s sacrifice is the penance offered to God for human sin: Man had been created by God that he might have life. That’s enough for now.

Though this point rests on the perhaps overemphasised distinction between God’s work from above versus that from below, I am convinced that the Latin view of the atonement does not inevitable conclude with satisfaction being the work of man offered to God. 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 elsewhere for that.

If the Incarnation is a vital part of Christ atonement, as Irenaeus shows in the “classical” view, why is this passage entirely missing in any of the accounts of atonement, especially in the “classical” view? Aug 22, Kirk E. Both ransom and satisfaction theories presuppose the radical split common to ancient societies between aristocrats “the good” and everybody else.


Furthermore, Death, Sin, and the Devil personalized forces in Christus Victorare overthrown since Jesus’ subsequent Resurrection breaks the dominion they once held over human life.

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This particular doctrine of the atonement attempts to explain why the death of Jesus was necessary to compensate and reverse the fall of Adam plus the sins of his offspring.

While largely held only by Eastern Orthodox Christians for much of the last one thousand years, the Christus Victor theory is becoming increasingly popular with both paleo-orthodox evangelicals because of its connection to the early Church fathers, cnristus with liberal Christians and peace churches such as the Anabaptist Mennonites because of its subversive nature, seeing the death of Jesus as an exposure of the cruelty and evil present in the worldly powers that rejected and killed him, and the resurrection as a triumph over these powers.

Gustaf Aulen Limited preview – Jul 05, Judah Ivy rated it really liked it Shelves: To quote from the section “An Analysis of the Three Types”: He points to the emerging theology of penance in christue Latin Church as the root of Anselm’s ideas, particularly in the writings of St. Jesus is understood as the “last Adam” 1 Corinthians To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Succintly and passionately he exposits this ancient alternative: Do not let the complexity of the book cause you to leave it off of your to-read list.

It is verses like this that should make one pause who is about to accuse a viewpoint of simply being motivated by rationalism. This view, Aulen claims, inserts an opposition into the Divine relationship that does not exist in Christus Victor, and maintains a legal emphasis that is reversed in Early church aluen.

Luther is a master of juxtaposing the opposites: That metaphor works so far as it goes, but it doesn’t explain the metaphysics of it all unless that kind of intelletual absolutism is simply reconsidered to be akin to a surrender of critical thinking entirely.


See if you have enough points for this item. He then makes love the ruling factor while simultaneously dismissing law as being too rationalistic. Megan rated it it was amazing Mar 02, Man comes to understand that all things are dependent on God, and, therefore, that which seems to disturb the harmony of things does so only in appearance This section relies largely or entirely on a single source.

Sep 07, Erica rated it really liked it. As an historical gictor, Christus Victor clearly shows that this tradition emerged from what Aulen calls th This classic work of theology chriatus indispensable reading for anyone who grew up in the Western church tradition.

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The earliest Church, however, never viewed the atonment exactly like we do today and that is what the Christus Victor book explains. It is very helpful in adding to or helping you develop your theology on the atonement.

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Philosophy and religion Religion Christianity Theology Credited. Reading Gustaf Aulen’s classic study of the atonement, I learned that if I had grown up in the s during the heyday of liberal Christianity, I mig My whole life as a Christian, I have struggled with the central story of the faith: The Freedom of a Christian, My whole life as a Christian, I have struggled with the central story of the faith: The notion of the substitutional atonement as the substitutional subject or as “one-for-the-other” must be revisited apart from the Latin view of Anselm and of the Protestant Orthodox.

It’s definitely a prerequisite for any apologetic for or against it or for or against the other chirstus.

In the 19th century, Schleiermacher championed this view.