The Atonement in Historical Context

The Atonement in Historical Context October 1, 2015

I’m thinking a lot about the atonement these days. At this years ETS Conference, I’ll be talking about the sacrificial system from an honor-shame perspective. Also, I am preparing a class called The Theology of Atonement.

One of my favorite books from this past year is Adonis Vidu’s Atonement, Law, and Justice: The Cross in Historical and Cultural Contexts. As an introduction to the book, I’ve posted the video below.

A key aspect of cultural contextualization is exegetical contextualization. By thinking about the historical context of a passage or doctrine, we will often stumble upon better ways to understand and communicate an idea within a modern context.

What do you think?




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