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Atonement and the Life of Faith

series: Soteriology and Doxology

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In this volume, an expert theologian addresses the key soteriological theme of atonement. Atonement and the Life of Faith provides substantive engagement with the doctrine of the atonement, including sections on the creeds, Scripture, the history of doctrine, constructive dogmatics, and Christian praxis. It focuses on the third part of the Apostles' Creed, exploring how the church, the Holy Spirit, and the Christian life relate to the doctrine of the atonement. Each section offers a constructive departure from trends in contemporary works on the subject.

This book shows students how to integrate theology into the life of faith and demonstrates how theological thinking is a part of Christian worship. Each unit begins with a brief section pointing readers to a familiar hymn, poem, or liturgy.

The Soteriology and Doxology series consists of introductory textbooks that cover key topics in soteriology. Volumes provide substantive treatments of doctrine while pointing to the setting of theology in doxology. Series editors are Kent Eilers and Kyle C. Strobel.

Series Preface
1. The Apostles' Creed
Doxological Interlude: George Herbert, The Sacrifice
2. Scripture
3. A History of the Doctrine of the Atonement
4. The Spirit of Atonement: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Christ's Death and Resurrection
5. Atonement and the Christian Life
Doxological Postlude: Calvin's Institutes

The Author

  1. Adam J. Johnson

    Adam J. Johnson

    Adam J. Johnson (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of theology in the Torrey Honors College at Biola University in La Mirada, California. He is the author or editor of several books on the atonement, including The...

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