Gustaf Aulen. Gustaf Aulén () was the Bishop of Strängnäs in the Church of Sweden and the author of Christus Victor: An Historical Study of the Three. The term Christus Victor comes from the title of Gustaf Aulén’s groundbreaking book 1st published in ’31 which drew attention to early Church understanding of. Christus Victor: an historical study of the three main types of the idea of atonement by Gustaf Aulén(Book) editions published between and in 6.

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It is a brief overview, though, so it does proceed remarkably hastily through a long, and much more complicated history which he admits. I believe this is primarily due to an inconsistency in his argument, namely that while he exposits the Fathers he holds Divine Love to gustat the primary motivator of Christ’s atoning work e.

Aug 04, Jacob Aitken added it. The classical view of atonement is sometimes referred to as the “ransom” theory, because Christ’s life is offered as “a ransom for many,” as Mark The Latin view also isolates Christ death from the rest of his life as the atoning work. The only solution is that God becomes man; this is the answer to the question Cur Deus homo?

The title should be at least 4 characters long. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He states multiple times in the book that he’s not writing an apologetic work in favor of the “classic” Christus Victor view of the atonement, but it’s obvious to see where his sympathies lie. But I ended up getting auken decent explanation of the view and a history lesson to boot.

Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén

Bad history and weak systematic imagination. The Bible in Translation. But atoning sacrifice preceded human civilization, as God killed an animal to clothe Adam and Eve before the gutaf Gen. But no man can pay because no man can carry the weight of sin of the entire humanity. The earliest Church, however, never viewed the atonment exactly like we do today and that is what the Christus Victor book explains.


Gustfa, or Reconciliation, becomes essentially a sense of being at home in the cosmos, gained through the uplift of the soul, or a new attitude to life, characterised by harmony with the universe. How else could the death of Christ deliver men from the wrath of God and overcome of the powers?

Aulén, Gustaf 1879-1977

At first, I was quite disappointed with what I read. Aylen 04, Graham Heslop rated it liked it. Lewis read this book as well, considering this quote from Mere Christianity: A thought-provoking read which does expose the distinction between Luther’s understanding of the atonement and the other hustaf understandings.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Even if the reade Among the top five books I have ever read! 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: And I, for one, say this comeback is long past due.

The City of God. God’s descent to becoming a man and ultimately dying for humanity is the way of humility, Gystaf act of emptying himself “to the point of death Jeremy Myers – Writing at RedeemingGod.

Return to Book Page. Aulen does an excellent job of describing the patriotic view and the development of penal substitution.

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This is a classic theological text that argues against the Augustinian notion that Christ died as a blood sacrifice for humanity, to pay for humanity’s sins, and instead posits that the resurrection was about victory over death, not some reenactment of the Temple animal sacrifices. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Read more Read less. That may be a powerful motivating force and understandablybut I believe the primary motivating force behind the view is Scripture itself, and the desire to be faithful to Scripture.


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He demonstrates good theological praxis in setting out the arguments of others and enumeration as well as then developing his criticisms. Wipf and Stock PublishersSep 5, – Religion – pages. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is very helpful in adding to or helping you develop your theology on the atonement. Another exception to this linear progression is Tertullian, who along with Gregory the Great, started the motif of the judicial or gustqf view of atonement, which was later picked up and fully developed by Anselm of Canterbury, thus consolidating the gutaf for the whole medieval period.

A Guide for the Perplexed Guides for the Perplexed. First, I don’t agree that Aulen has accurately grasped Anselm’s doctrine of atonement and therefore sets him up as a rationalist before rationalism.

After all, Barth had completely revised his commentary on the Epistle to the Romanswhich was published in the second edition ; and his work on the Church Dogmatics only began sometime between at Bonn where he held a short tenure as Professor of Systematic Theology before taking a post in Basel, Switzerland. It is auldn not for beginners. The “Classical View” of the atonement sees Jesus not so much as a “ransom payment” but as the Ransom-er, the Enactor of Liberation, the One who sets captives free.

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