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Category Archives: soteriology
Paul over at Disoriented, Reoriented is starting a great new series blogging through a book on universalism: “All Shall Be Well”: Universal Salvation Through History. As the subtitle indicates, universalism is the belief that everyone goes to heaven, no one … Continue reading
If laying down one’s life for one’s friends is the greatest proof of love (cf. Jn 15:13), Jesus offered his own life for all, even for his enemies, to transform their hearts. — Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei 16, emphasis mine. … Continue reading
Theophrastus asked the other day, A central theme in the New Testament is on Jesus’s sacrifice proper; so what would it mean to reject the sacrificial system? This is still an incomplete and pretty rough&rambly essay in response, but I’m … Continue reading
Jones, Serene. “Graced Practices: Excellence and Freedom in Christian Life.” in Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. eds. Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002. Serene Jones interprets Christian practice in terms of the Reformed … Continue reading
Athanasius would not have used these words in the fourth century, but in this part of his argument (On the Incarnation of the Word, 44:4-8) that the incarnation was essential to our redemption, it seems to me that this is … Continue reading
Richard Beck of Experimental Theology has an interesting take on atonement theory in Covenantal Substitutionary Atonement. The dominant understanding of atonement theory in the west for the last 500 years (or more) has been Penal Substitutionary Atonement: the idea that … Continue reading
In his commentary on The Thought of St. Paul, Roman Catholic scholar William Most makes an etymological argument against the traditional Protestant understanding that the verb dikaioo has a strictly declarative meaning that God pronounces a person innocent: Read the … Continue reading
This week I worked my way through the rest of Justification: Five Views. Michael Bird’s discussion of the Progressive Reformed perspective places the judicial metaphor in the context of Paul’s other language that draws on relational, covenantal, and eschatological themes … Continue reading
I’m working my way through Justification: Five Views, in chapter 3 of which Michael Horton helpfully lays out the traditional Reformed position on justification in direct contrast to the Council of Trent decree on justification (which is cited in the … Continue reading