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?